Unlikely Encounters

by Moe Azraq, Jordan On a beautiful spring evening in Haifa, I was sitting outside and reading a book at a cafe called Elika while waiting for my friend Daphy to come pick me up to go to a Seder (Passover dinner) at her aunt’s house in Nahariya, when a group of “48 Palestinian” men … Continue reading Unlikely Encounters

Supreme Objective

Mushriq Al-Quraishi, Iraq In the middle of 2006, a civil war began in my hometown in Iraq. I was 18-years-old and in my final year of high school. My family moved to the Kurdistan Region and I was obliged to finish my final exam at my grandfather's house. It was really hard for me, I … Continue reading Supreme Objective

Always The Stranger

Marah Sarji, Israel Every Thursday, there is a salsa night held at the university that is open to students. Usually, there is a class that starts at 20:00 for different levels to learn new moves, and after that, there is a dance party that goes on until people get tired, which is generally at 3:00. … Continue reading Always The Stranger

A New Beginning

By Ahmed, Sudan My name is Ahmed, I was born into a Muslim family originally from Sudan. I was born and raised in Saudi Arabia then moved to Sudan for University. I studied medicine and currently work as a doctor, and I have remained in Sudan ever since.  In Saudi Arabia, people born to Non-Saudi … Continue reading A New Beginning

Keep Moving Forward

By Soheyb, Algeria A year ago I was eating lunch with my best friend. We were sitting at one of those cheap local restaurants because we didn't have the time or money to go somewhere fancy. At the time we were applying for the same scholarship, which is given to those who demonstrate leadership ability. … Continue reading Keep Moving Forward