Heaven on Earth by Bilal Hussain – Kashmir

The place that poets refer to in their verses as “heaven on earth” exists in the fairy tales, and in reality is not far from the Middle East. This real life fantasy is the beautiful valley of Kashmir, which is surrounded by snow clad mountains, lush green woods, and innumerable springs. Like many places globally, … Continue reading Heaven on Earth by Bilal Hussain – Kashmir

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Life is Priceless by A, Gaza, Palestine

6 AM, on the fifteenth of January, 2009. It was a very cold morning. My family and I woke up to the terrifying noises of the Israeli bulldozers. At first, we were not totally aware of the situation. As far as we knew, the Israeli occupation had left Gaza a long time ago. However, the … Continue reading Life is Priceless by A, Gaza, Palestine

How it all happened by Y. Yemen

On March 21st, a few hundred men who mainly came from the province of Saada in Yemen, and who were surrounding Sana'a, the capital, overran the city and within a few hours controlled every public facility in it. The men were gathering around the city for few weeks before they made their way inside it. … Continue reading How it all happened by Y. Yemen

I want you to be a man by M. Gaza, Palestine

The power was off while the dark sky was moonless, empty, except of some reconnaissance drones that I thought were bright stars in the dawn. Everything was pretty quiet, and everyone from my family inside one room of our small unpainted house was sleeping and snoring on their mattresses without blankets. The atmosphere was really … Continue reading I want you to be a man by M. Gaza, Palestine

Truth, Dream or Fiction? by Noa Cohen, Israel

It was a weekend in 2012, when I came home to spend Shabbat (the Jewish day of rest) with my family in Haifa. At that time I was part of a one year volunteering program in which Israeli-Jews and Israeli-Bedouins worked together in educational frameworks around Be'er Sheva. My Bedouin peer was Dalila (pseudonym) - … Continue reading Truth, Dream or Fiction? by Noa Cohen, Israel