Working together by Noor Freg, Israel

Four years ago my dad was elected for the first time to be a member of the Knesset, which is similar to the congress. He was the 5th member of the party called “Meretz”. It was one of the happiest moments for him, his family, and his friends. He finally achieved what he was aiming  … Continue reading Working together by Noor Freg, Israel

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Yemenites with No Religious Differences by Mokhtar Ramadan, Yemen

On June 7, 2017, my grandfather from my mother side, who is now about 73 years old, came to my house and spent a couple of days with us: me and my family. We are from Al-Nazhah village, Ibb, Yemen. My village is about 150 km south of Sana'a, the Yemenite capital. In my village … Continue reading Yemenites with No Religious Differences by Mokhtar Ramadan, Yemen

‘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

The Weird Tradition by Salman Ayash, Yemen

Like many of my friends and relatives, I cannot celebrate Eid Al-Adha (the Islamic festival of sacrifice) away from my birthplace, a small mountainous village in Ibb governorate, Yemen. There, the Eid has a different feel as many traditional games and activities are undertaken by the villagers during Eid days. Giving one example, is our … Continue reading The Weird Tradition by Salman Ayash, Yemen

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