Heaven on Earth by Bilal Hussain – Kashmir

The place that poets refer to in their verses as “heaven on earth” exists in the fairy tales, and in reality is not far from the Middle East. This real life fantasy is the beautiful valley of Kashmir, which is surrounded by snow clad mountains, lush green woods, and innumerable springs. Like many places globally, … Continue reading Heaven on Earth by Bilal Hussain – Kashmir

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Declare your Love by Naji Al Khaldi – Yemen

I remember the summer of 2001,  ‎‏Me and my younger brothers and sisters were very happy to move to the new house in Sanaa city , but we were also   sad to see our father who would never go back to the country where he worked and where he was from. Hours before my father … Continue reading Declare your Love by Naji Al Khaldi – Yemen

Demonstration in Tel Aviv by Yahel Galili – Israel [PHOTO ESSAY]

To mark 50 years of Israel's ongoing occupation of the West Bank, a large rally was held in Tel Aviv's Rabin Square. Left wing politicians, artists and organization leaders got on stage to speak for peace and against the current government's choice not to promote it. Further captions for each individual photo: 1- Largely unpopular … Continue reading Demonstration in Tel Aviv by Yahel Galili – Israel [PHOTO ESSAY]

Life is Priceless by A, Gaza, Palestine

6 AM, on the fifteenth of January, 2009. It was a very cold morning. My family and I woke up to the terrifying noises of the Israeli bulldozers. At first, we were not totally aware of the situation. As far as we knew, the Israeli occupation had left Gaza a long time ago. However, the … Continue reading Life is Priceless by A, Gaza, Palestine

Human Rights for Refugees: The Trick of Our Time by Taha Salim, Iraq

Does the EU consider refugees as a part of the human race? Do refugees in the EU enjoy the most basic conditions of living, such as food and housing? How do refugee and asylum organizations treat refugees? After the conflicts, and the political and sectarian wars that put a real life threat to human lives … Continue reading Human Rights for Refugees: The Trick of Our Time by Taha Salim, Iraq