Spoken Word by Yael Taub, Israel

In the car, on our way home, we realized that we were short on olive oil, some apples and a cucumber or two. It was a late afternoon on a Friday and all the grocery stores in the city we came from were already closed, so we stopped in Um El Fahem, a neighboring Arabic … Continue reading Spoken Word by Yael Taub, Israel

Meeting the Neighbors by HADAS DAVID

ISRAEL — I want to share with you my first encounter with Palestinian people. I am from Israel. Born and raised. Ever since I can remember, it has always on the table- us and them. Jews and Arabs. The endless conflict over land in the name of religion. I was raised by a center- right … Continue reading Meeting the Neighbors by HADAS DAVID

Be Your Best Friend by NIHEL BENDIHASSANE

ALGERIA — My story began when I was around five years old. I had two sisters and one brother much older than me, and much busier than me. My parents worked a lot, especially my mother, and I respected her a lot...

בין מיליטנטיות ל’מי שברך לחיילים’ | יאיר אריאלי‎

ישראל — לפני שנתיים וחצי השתחררתי מצה"ל. סה"כ מדובר בבשורה משמחת, כך יאמרו אחוז ניכר מהאוכלוסיה. במקרה שלי הדבר היה מורכב – חוויתי כמה חוויות משמעותיות ביותר במהלך שירותי, כאלה שלעיתים הקשו עלי את השיבה החלקה לאזרחות.

The Teachings of Salaam by YULIA GLICH

ISRAEL — I was 10 years old when my parents took me to a celebration of Israel’s 50th Anniversary. I saw men and women dancing and singing, inviting the audience in a small Russian town to rejoice with them...