Wild hyssop (za'atar) plants Dan Perez

How Za'atar Became a Victim of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

For both cultures, the wild hyssop plant symbolizes redemption and a connection to the land, but the law protecting the species clashes with Palestinian traditions

At Bassem Kadari’s flour mill, there is a special grinder to mill za’atar, the herb ubiquitous in Israel that is combined with other ingredients to create a spice blend. As the grinder runs, the mill in the...

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