Chop beans into 2-inch pieces. Place beans in a skillet and add boiling water to cover. Cook beans in boiling water 3 to 4 minutes, add raisins to pan and cook 2 minutes more to plump up the raisins. Drain beans and raisins. Place skillet back on the stove over medium high heat. Add extra-virgin olive oil to skillet then drained beans and raisins. Add olives to the pan and warm them through. Toss beans, raisins and olives with almonds and turn off heat. Season the beans with salt and pepper, to taste. Transfer beans to a serving dish.