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
There is this moment in life when you decide that you want to get out of your comfort zone. A moment when you decide to say yes to new opportunities, experiences and adventures. That moment of courage is truly life changing. About two years ago, I decided that I wanted to go on an exchange … Continue reading The Challenge of Change, by Sama Karram, Israel.
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.
Growing up in Israel one quickly learns what the attitude towards “the Arabs” is. And you guessed right - it’s not always a positive one. Even though Arab-Israelis are 20% of the country’s population, when you grow up in Tel-Aviv, you don’t really see any Arabs and you certainly don’t have any Arab friends if … Continue reading My Future Trip To Beirut, by Itamar Hauser, Israel.
These pictures were taken in three Bedouin communities in Area C of the West Bank, which are under threat of displacement: Khan Al-Ahmer, Abu Nawar and Susiya. Khan Al-Ahmer and Abu Nawar are located in what is called the E1 corridor, which separates the northern and southern parts of the West Bank. Plans have been … Continue reading Bedouin Communities by Farah, Palestine (Photo Essay )