When I tell you that my family and I attended a Bedouin wedding this week, what do you think of? Maybe tents, a fire, camels, and sand? Well, of course there are still some Bedouins who live this way, about 50,000 in Palestine and Israel, but the other 150,000 live a sedentary lifestyle. A Bedouin … Continue reading A Bedouin Wedding by Nidal, Palestine
To protest 50 years of Israel's ongoing occupation of the West Bank, a large rally was held in Tel Aviv's Rabin Square last night, Saturday May 27th 2017. 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. They gathered in … Continue reading Protesting 50 Years of Occupation by Yahel Galili, Israel – photo essay –
From the north of Damascus to the south of Ola, and from the east of Sham and Naqab to Gaza and Sinai, they built an Empire. The Nabateans were smart people. They worked on copper mining , agriculture, and trade. They established sophisticated systems and lifestyles in this region thousands of years ago. At the time, these … Continue reading Nabatean Civilization by Ashraf, Palestine – photo essay –
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.
At the beginning of the winter my girlfriend and I broke up, which was great timing, since winter is a great time to drain in sorrow. It's like a cycle: In September (Jewish New Year is in September-October) you start the year all happy, filled with New Year resolutions, which last until November. From December … Continue reading Running Without Borders by Yair Arieli, Israel