, which means House of Olive (beit means house in both Arabic and Hebrew) is a culture and art venue providing gallery and performance space for the justice and human rights community in Toronto. It aims to raise awareness and create greater understanding as the ultimate means to peace, through art and culture, and by hosting exhibits, talks, screenings, plays, music, dance, workshops, and a resource centre.
At its core, though, the question of Israel/Palestine is but an intersection point of many struggles and human dimensions. Beit Zatoun invites and welcomes all communities resisting oppression and affirming the rights of individuals everywhere to live in dignity and freedom.
is also the global office and centre for Project Hope
, a long-time partner of Zatoun. All Zatoun
products will be available for sale at Beit Zatoun.
may be located in Toronto for now, but the entire Zatoun community in North America can rejoice at this most important step. With the help and courage of others there can be Beit Zatouns in other cities.