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
It was a relatively hot day for a winter; everything was calm as usual, the city sinking into its routine. He was seventeen at that time. He had heard rumors from friends in other districts, the media did not podcast a thing about the issue, but I felt it coming, tension was in the air … Continue reading They were Not the Enemy by Wassim Najjar, Tunisia
I see a lot of food photography these days, and most of it, including my own, is of unblemished dishes. The ripest fruits, the most succulents heirloom vegetables, perfectly glazed and dusted sweets, etcetera etcetera. But what about the food we actually eat? What does that look like? We savor the uneaten perfection, but rarely … Continue reading FOOD by Avery Robinson, Israel – Photo Essay-
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.
One of my main motivations in choosing to continue my studies and complete a MA Program was the knowledge that it was a cooperative program, with colleagues from both Jordan and Palestine. It was a two-year Program: one year in our home country, and one year abroad - Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian students all studying … Continue reading Perspective, by Natalie Goldshtein, Israel