‘Native’ by Zohar Weiss, Israel

I never imagined that heading out on a sunny Saturday for a day trip in northern Israel would end on the ruins of my friend's village, behind a shabby "Paz" gas station in the middle of nowhere near a small village called Hayogev. It was a sunny autumn weekend when we decided to travel to … Continue reading ‘Native’ by Zohar Weiss, Israel

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Kids Creating Peace by Rachel Yardeni, Israel/USA

I walk into a room, and at first sight, everything seemed normal. Nothing seemed out of place. I was observing a group of young teenagers enjoying each other’s company, listening to music, and dancing. As a young Jewish 18-year-old, coming straight from New York City to Israel, this type of hanging out was what I … Continue reading Kids Creating Peace by Rachel Yardeni, Israel/USA

An Inner Journey Facing Mortality by Emel Behlouli, Tunisia

It is still hard for me to put what I felt into words. It was the 29th of November, 2010. That day was dull and obscure. No life, no oxygen, and no heartbeats were felt. I was flying from New York to Birmingham, where I lived. I was alone with scattered thoughts. I was away, … Continue reading An Inner Journey Facing Mortality by Emel Behlouli, Tunisia

From the other side, by Sarah, Israel

The assignment required us to write about a moment in our life that changed or shaped our mind. I put a lot of thought into it and realized that i don't have one moment in particular, I have many such moments, memories and experiences, that they have all not only shaped me, but also helped … Continue reading From the other side, by Sarah, Israel

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