The Jerusalem Export House has been bringing the Holy Land to the World since 1969. In 1999 the AZ Trading Co., an international marketing company based in Jerusalem Israel, acquired the company from its founder Mr. Yasha Levitan (RIP). Through the leadership of Mr. Amnon Cohen and the dedicated work of his sons, the company has successfully continued to grow and bring unique products from the Holy Land to the world markets.
We pride ourselves on our relationships with our customers and our suppliers. We endeavor to bring you the highest quality work, paying attention to artisanship, details, and price. We are very proud that each sale helps support Christian families in the Holy City of Bethlehem.
The Olive Tree has been highly regarded since ancient times. The Aramites in the fertile crescent announced it as the blessed tree. The Canaanites, the Philistines, as well as all the nations who lived in the Holy Land throughout the centuries planted Olive Trees in various parts, and tried to spread its cultivation. In the past, Olive Oil was used to anoint people in high posts, such as Kings. Olive Trees must be at least 150 years old before their wood can be cultivated. Only select branches are pruned. Some Olive Trees are over a thousand years old.
Jamil Hosh is the artist who creates these Crown of Thorns. He is a Christian Arab who lives and works in the Holy City of Bethlehem. For over 36 years, Jamil has been working with his son Tony to create high quality gifts. His area of expertise is Olivewood carvings.