Dueling perspectives and dual perspectives: The responsibility of journalists in the Middle East, By Eliana Rudee, Israel

In 2014, I was in Israel on a social entrepreneurship program with 35 other Americans and Israelis. We were here when Hamas kidnapped three Israeli boys and we were here when we later found their bodies. A week later, our lives were momentarily halted when we heard the wails of sirens, notifying us of incoming … Continue reading Dueling perspectives and dual perspectives: The responsibility of journalists in the Middle East, By Eliana Rudee, Israel

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Remembering Together, By Noa Bar

In this piece there are no intentions to compare the struggles of the two peoples. Both Palestinians and Israelis have had traumatic experiences. Both encompass a tremendous pain, which I do not intend to compare, assess or belittle. Both have youth who carry a very heavy weight on their shoulders, designed by nationalism, history, tradition … Continue reading Remembering Together, By Noa Bar

A Modern-Day Middle East Dialogue By Mohammed Al Adlani From Yemen And Khisal Al Baroudi From Syria

My name is Mohammed, I am from Yemen and, as part of the YaLa Academy’s Aileen Getty School of Citizen Journalism, I interviewed on June 7, 2016 another participant in the program - an awesome young woman from Syria. I got the impression she is suffering from a lot of pain given her difficult situation … Continue reading A Modern-Day Middle East Dialogue By Mohammed Al Adlani From Yemen And Khisal Al Baroudi From Syria

The things we have in common, by Dhia Elhaq Rzig from Tunisia

Dhia from Tunisia interviewed Raz from Israel as part of the YaLa Citizen Journalism program. This is what meeting the other looks like when both sides are ready to listen. Raz is not so different from your average Facebook user. Just like anyone else, his profile is adorned with a picture of himself and some … Continue reading The things we have in common, by Dhia Elhaq Rzig from Tunisia

Interview with an Illegal Immigrant by Taha Barakaoui From Tunisia

I met Mohamed in Palermo, Italy. Mohamed, 31 year old, is an illegal immigrant from Tunisia. He gently accepted to answer to my questions in a small bar at Ballaro market. -Tell me first about your childhood. What led you to think that illegal immigration was the only solution? I grew up in the countryside, … Continue reading Interview with an Illegal Immigrant by Taha Barakaoui From Tunisia