Neighbors are way stronger than politicians by Jonathan Perry – Israel

"Neighbors are way stronger than politicians", is what I thought moments after we left. It was an extremely hot day in the beginning of July 2012. I was 21 years old, and I had decided to go on an adventure with two friends – to hike throughout Jordan. Doing so was (and probably still is) … Continue reading Neighbors are way stronger than politicians by Jonathan Perry – Israel

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Droplets of Shame by Karin Attia – Israel

For as long as I can remember, I’ve constantly qualified my identity. Israeli-Moroccan, American-Israeli, born in Israel, but raised in California as if I wanted to remove myself from my birthplace, from my heritage, from my grandparents refuge. Constantly putting a distance between my born identity and not wanting to be labeled as an occupier. … Continue reading Droplets of Shame by Karin Attia – Israel

Demonstration in Tel Aviv by Yahel Galili – Israel [PHOTO ESSAY]

To mark 50 years of Israel's ongoing occupation of the West Bank, a large rally was held in Tel Aviv's Rabin Square. Left wing politicians, artists and organization leaders got on stage to speak for peace and against the current government's choice not to promote it. Further captions for each individual photo: 1- Largely unpopular … Continue reading Demonstration in Tel Aviv by Yahel Galili – Israel [PHOTO ESSAY]

My Journey towards education and humanity by Sarah, Egypt

YaLa Young Leaders changed me. When I noticed the Facebook ads for the page the first time, I was about 22 years old and in my 6th year of medical school. It was interesting; the page was suggested by Facebook because one person I was following liked the page. I think it was a good … Continue reading My Journey towards education and humanity by Sarah, Egypt

Life is Priceless by A, Gaza, Palestine

6 AM, on the fifteenth of January, 2009. It was a very cold morning. My family and I woke up to the terrifying noises of the Israeli bulldozers. At first, we were not totally aware of the situation. As far as we knew, the Israeli occupation had left Gaza a long time ago. However, the … Continue reading Life is Priceless by A, Gaza, Palestine