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
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
At the end of 2012, I was feeling down for many reasons: studies, I had no goals in life, I had hardly any friends, but I mainly felt that I was not able to trust anyone. I was basically living day to day waiting for something new to happen. I was once part of this … Continue reading Yala Young Leaders: Five years of changing lives and growing a family of young peace builders by Maroi Ech-Charkaouy from Morocco
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