Meeting the Neighbors by HADAS DAVID

ISRAEL — I want to share with you my first encounter with Palestinian people. I am from Israel. Born and raised. Ever since I can remember, it has always on the table- us and them. Jews and Arabs. The endless conflict over land in the name of religion. I was raised by a center- right … Continue reading Meeting the Neighbors by HADAS DAVID

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The Teachings of Salaam by YULIA GLICH

ISRAEL — I was 10 years old when my parents took me to a celebration of Israel’s 50th Anniversary. I saw men and women dancing and singing, inviting the audience in a small Russian town to rejoice with them...

One Friday morning in Utopia by Moriya Rosenberg, Israel (Hebrew follows English)

Friday 3rd of march - I jump out of bed at 5 a.m. after a sleepless night and drive to Utopia. And trust me, not a single word in this sentence is an exaggeration. After a stereotype-busting Danish social experiment went viral on Facebook, (you can watch it HERE )  dozens of excited  groups called … Continue reading One Friday morning in Utopia by Moriya Rosenberg, Israel (Hebrew follows English)

The things we have in common, by Dhia Elhaq Rzig from Tunisia

Dhia from Tunisia interviewed Raz from Israel as part of the YaLa Citizen Journalism program. This is what meeting the other looks like when both sides are ready to listen. Raz is not so different from your average Facebook user. Just like anyone else, his profile is adorned with a picture of himself and some … Continue reading The things we have in common, by Dhia Elhaq Rzig from Tunisia

What it’s like being an “outsider” inside the Israeli-Palestinian conflict By Aurelia Roddy, United States

Just yesterday, I found myself in the middle of yet another Facebook debate, and of course it had to do with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (I know, I know, WHY do I even engage?!). Going into it, I somewhat knew how the conversation would unfold: Me: “Well you know, try to look at it from this … Continue reading What it’s like being an “outsider” inside the Israeli-Palestinian conflict By Aurelia Roddy, United States