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 wing family, … Continue reading Meeting the neighbors by Hadas David, Israel

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. I remember being startled. I was always told that Israel was an ancient nation. I read about what … Continue reading The Teachings of Salaam by Yulia Glich, Israel

BREAK OUT OF YOUR SHELL by Bashar, Syria

When you moved to a new country with another culture for your first time, you will feel alone. And maybe you spend more time alone, especially if you grew up and spent your first 24-years in a conservative city (Aleppo, Syria) which has made you believe in most of your community ideas and culture, and … Continue reading BREAK OUT OF YOUR SHELL by Bashar, Syria