‘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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My Three Months in Prison by Kedy Osman Ali, Sudan

In 2008, I was a 22-year-old boy. I finished my last exam for the Sudan High School Certificate. I was supposed to start my national service, which was compulsory in the Sudan, in two months. About 1,500 fellow students and I were receiving national service training when we were ordered to go to fight the … Continue reading My Three Months in Prison by Kedy Osman Ali, Sudan

Life Story by S. from Gaza, Palestine

In 2012 I traveled to Egypt with my brother and stayed in Moqtam. When I was there I learnt a new principle in life: First of all, I learnt how to deal with people from different backgrounds. For example, I made friendships with Christian girls. I loved all of them, I learnt how I could … Continue reading Life Story by S. from Gaza, Palestine

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

Walking through the Holocaust Memorial by Noorjahan Jemaa

My knowledge about the Holocaust mostly comes from my 77 year-old grandmother who talks now and then about what she remembers and what her dad told told her. I read about Holocaust survivors. I also read about concentration camps and prisoners if I I feel I can handle it. Saying these stories are touching would … Continue reading Walking through the Holocaust Memorial by Noorjahan Jemaa