Gazan Jewels by Belal, Palestine

Gaza is one of the oldest cities in the world. Its architecture denotes unique eras of variant civilizations: Ottoman, Roman, and Greek. It is a fertile land of religious monuments. I have always wanted to explore my city and see its details in depth until the beginning of last April when I decided to go … Continue reading Gazan Jewels by Belal, Palestine

My First Christmas by Tamar Schechtman, Israel

I was born and raised in a quiet little town by the sea, far from borders and conflict and also far from cultural diversity. Other than a short exchange program in Germany during high school, I never actually met anyone who wasn’t Jewish. I knew nothing else. Though I was supposedly privileged, I felt deprived … Continue reading My First Christmas by Tamar Schechtman, Israel

Ahead Towards Tomorrow by Samaa, Egypt

Some winds come at unexpected moments, blinding your vision with disturbing dust. You can hear the destructive sounds but you are in the middle of nowhere. With eyes opened it seems EVERYTHING HAS COLLAPSED! After my high school graduation in Alexandria City, I was so excited with the idea of going to university. I kept … Continue reading Ahead Towards Tomorrow by Samaa, Egypt

Welcome to America by Ibrahem Khatib, Israel\Palestine

It was the summer of 2006 and the war just broke out between Hezbollah and the Israeli Forces. I was very lucky because that summer I was accepted to “YES”, a youth exchange program. I was expecting to go to the US for my senior year of high school and I was thrilled that I … Continue reading Welcome to America by Ibrahem Khatib, Israel\Palestine