Mid-August 2016. 5AM. I am lying in my bed in my small room in my students' apartment in Be'er Sheva, a big, quite city in southern Israel, in the middle of the desert. The air conditioner in the room is broken. Hot is an understatement!! 5AM and I have not yet closed my eyes, it is … Continue reading Hotter than Hell by Kessem Adiv, Israel
“Peace is possible.” That was the title of the community initiative on the day of world peace on November 21, this past year, led by the Junior Chamber International of Hamah City in Syria we participated in this special day. This initiative was sponsored by UNICEF and received media coverage, because of good organizing and … Continue reading Peace is possible by Hala Atassi, Syria – Photo Essay –
Today, I decided to take my little siblings to the beach. It is Ramadan so the beach was quite empty; there were only a few kids there, swimming and having fun. My siblings easily made new friends, and they started to hangout and play games together. My little brother approached me and asked if we … Continue reading Small acts lead to big changes by Maroi Ech-Charkaouy, Morocco
From the north of Damascus to the south of Ola, and from the east of Sham and Naqab to Gaza and Sinai, they built an Empire. The Nabateans were smart people. They worked on copper mining , agriculture, and trade. They established sophisticated systems and lifestyles in this region thousands of years ago. At the time, these … Continue reading Nabatean Civilization by Ashraf, Palestine – photo essay –
As the only daughter of Iranian immigrants to the United States, I felt fortunate to grow up in a warm community. In the 1970’s and 1980’s my family from both sides had sacrificed a lot to flee to the U.S., in order to escape persecution from the tight grip of the Iranian regime. My mom … Continue reading Suspended In The Twilight Zone, by Sharona, Israel.