Living in the Levant

Jessica Yasmin Barhum serves coffee and cake at her home in the village of Ein Rafa, near Jerusalem, on October 24, 2016. Jessica is a facilitator at ‘Living in the Levant’, which aims to present Islam and the Arab population of Israel to non-Muslims through tours in the village of Ein Rafa and visits at the local mosque.

Jessica also works as a Garden Designer at Young Green Leaf – Or Gan, she completed her B.A in landscape architecture at Leeds University in 2001. Since then, she gained experience in landscape planning through her work in the U.K. and in Israel. She participated in a horticultural course in the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens and graduated from a community organizing and advocacy course at Jaffa College.