Life Story by S. from Gaza, Palestine

In 2012 I traveled to Egypt with my brother and stayed in Moqtam. When I was there I learnt a new principle in life: First of all, I learnt how to deal with people from different backgrounds. For example, I made friendships with Christian girls. I loved all of them, I learnt how I could … Continue reading Life Story by S. from Gaza, Palestine

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Dueling perspectives and dual perspectives: The responsibility of journalists in the Middle East, By Eliana Rudee, Israel

In 2014, I was in Israel on a social entrepreneurship program with 35 other Americans and Israelis. We were here when Hamas kidnapped three Israeli boys and we were here when we later found their bodies. A week later, our lives were momentarily halted when we heard the wails of sirens, notifying us of incoming … Continue reading Dueling perspectives and dual perspectives: The responsibility of journalists in the Middle East, By Eliana Rudee, Israel

Few Seconds, Lifelong Lesson by Abu Bakr Bashir, Gaza, Palestine

It was July 2014, a few days after the war in Gaza started. I was at home with my wife, Reem, and our two kids, Lily, 5, and Joe, 4. Like every other family in Gaza, we were dressed to leave at a moment’s notice - Lily was wearing the pink track suit I bought … Continue reading Few Seconds, Lifelong Lesson by Abu Bakr Bashir, Gaza, Palestine

Growing up in Gaza, by Khalil, Gaza, Palestine

My city affects my life and changes every single day. You wonder how? Let’s talk history a bit. I was born in 1994 when the Palestinian authority came to power. I don’t like to talk about history that I didn’t see or experienced... so I will start from where I can truly remember. The Fatah-Hamas … Continue reading Growing up in Gaza, by Khalil, Gaza, Palestine

Maybe One Day It Will Rain in the Summer by Ruth Vasileva from Israel

One rainy story about friendship and miracles… With the summer rapidly approaching, and daily temperatures reaching 38 degrees, I can’t help but feel a pit in my stomach, fear creeping in. As one Israeli friend, who was just called up for reserve duty, said to me the other day: “War Season is coming. Wars are … Continue reading Maybe One Day It Will Rain in the Summer by Ruth Vasileva from Israel