Giv'ot Olam is an organic farm and Israeli settlement outpost in the Samarian hills of the West Bank. Located 4.5 kilometres south-east of Itamar, it falls under the jurisdiction of Shomron Regional Council. It was founded in 1996 by Avi Ran. The are excerpts from Karni Eldad's book "Yesha is Fun".
“And of Joseph he said: Blessed of the Lord be his land; For the precious things of Heaven, for the dew, And for the precious things fruits of the sun, And for the precious things of the yield of the moons, And for the tops of the ancient mountains, And for the precious things of the everlasting hills, And for the precious things of the earth and the fullness thereof, And the good will of Him that dealt in the bush..." (Deuteronomy 33:13).
The farm which is based and run on ecologically sound organic principles, grows eggs which are marketed by Tnuva as free-range eggs. They also have a wheatgrinding station for organic grains, and outstanding cheese products and yogurt from goats milk. The goats eat at the endless unsprayed green pastures. According to the Dairy Board these cheeses are among the finest products available in the Middle East."
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