Running Without Borders by Yair Arieli, 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

On a Quest in Search of Purpose by Tom Sagiv, Israel

Another day of work comes to an end. You survived the last two hours of your shift; glancing at the clock every few seconds wishing the hands would go just a bit faster. 12:00, the office doors swish behind you as you walk out, fast enough to not waste another unnecessary moment there, but slow … Continue reading On a Quest in Search of Purpose by Tom Sagiv, Israel

Matters of the heart by Uri Eytan, Israel

Growing up in a secular, upper middle class neighborhood in Jerusalem around the turn of the century, I felt I was firmly rooted in my country, an integral part of the land. My parents were both born in the city, as well as two of my grandparents, and although we were always on the (relatively … Continue reading Matters of the heart by Uri Eytan, Israel

When having a leftist daughter becomes handy by Sarah Perle, Israel

Politically I would say that my family has the tragic tendency to be mainstream…  I say "tragically'' because nowadays, mainstream can mean slightly right wing and slightly racist. Not the kind of vocal and violent racism you see on YouTube videos, but the sneaky silent one that is a direct side-effect of fear and trauma. … Continue reading When having a leftist daughter becomes handy by Sarah Perle, Israel

Peace through Water – Megan Pettus, USA

At a conference this morning at the Institute for National Security studies in Tel Aviv, Israel, experts from various international organizations and nationalities discussed the water crisis that has been plaguing the Middle East since the beginning of time and the possible solutions. One audience member who had no prior connection to this issue marveled … Continue reading Peace through Water – Megan Pettus, USA