Last week YaLa Alumni participated in a photo challenge. Participants from all over the region, including from Sudan, Morocco, Palestine, and Israel, submitted photos from their weekend. Many photos included nature and animals, and they are pictured here.
In this piece there are no intentions to compare the struggles of the two peoples. Both Palestinians and Israelis have had traumatic experiences. Both encompass a tremendous pain, which I do not intend to compare, assess or belittle. Both have youth who carry a very heavy weight on their shoulders, designed by nationalism, history, tradition … Continue reading Remembering Together, By Noa Bar
I still remember the look of pure joy on Mor’s face as we hugged each other that morning in October in the heart of Kathmandu. I remember that scene just as a whirlwind; I remember my own feelings of joy. I was in the middle of a long solo trip across Asia, and Mor, a … Continue reading Without Water We Are Nothing, by Clem, Israel.
It all started where I lived: in Syria. Our neighborhood people were more traditional than those in other areas, so if you are a girl, you aren’t supposed to go out a lot or let strange men see you. I was a very rare case. You could see me at 10 years old, waiting for … Continue reading In a men’s world by Haya Abimelech, Syria
When I was a kid, I loved my grandfather’s job. He was a known farmer in the village. I liked the way he planted, how he took care of the farm, and his paramount mission in the family. He was the one in charge of nearly everything, while my grandma and aunts were spending most … Continue reading What’s Wrong With My Gender? by Oumaima Fathi, Morocco