Mar. 31, 2016
Israeli-Druze Businesswoman Conquers Spanish Hearts – Itamar Eichner (Ynet News)
Jamila Hir, 76, the owner of a cosmetics company from the Druze village of Peki’in, represented Israel at the Festival of Women in Segovia, Spain.
The festival hosted six women from around the world who successfully affected change in their societies.
Hir creates natural soaps from olive oil and medicinal herbs, built a factory with her own hands, and today employs hundreds of Jewish, Muslim, Christian, and Druze workers. Her business brings in $50 million in profits and exports to 40 countries.
At the festival, Hir spoke proudly about the peace that exists at the factory between Jewish, Druze, Muslim, and Christian women. “They all work together under the same slogan – only women can give birth to peace.”
She also spoke about how the Druze community lives in peace with Jews.