It Is the Same Sunset by Ala Weslaty from Tunisia

Real Hope in the Land of Opportunities​ I had to put my camera down and surrender to the scene, my toes digging into the sandy dirt, saltwater splashing at my ankles, my eyes burning because of the warm salty breezes and the lack of sleep. I enjoyed standing there. I enjoyed squinting towards the horizon, … Continue reading It Is the Same Sunset by Ala Weslaty from Tunisia

Maybe One Day It Will Rain in the Summer by Ruth Vasileva from Israel

One rainy story about friendship and miracles… With the summer rapidly approaching, and daily temperatures reaching 38 degrees, I can’t help but feel a pit in my stomach, fear creeping in. As one Israeli friend, who was just called up for reserve duty, said to me the other day: “War Season is coming. Wars are … Continue reading Maybe One Day It Will Rain in the Summer by Ruth Vasileva from Israel

The Palestinian, the Soldier & the Truck by Ahmad from Palestine

It was one year ago; I was driving my white semi-truck on the highway between Ramallah and Nablus, near the Ofra army camp. The atmosphere was wonderful and I was listening to Om Kalthom. After a few hours I heard that something was wrong with my truck. I lowered the sound, parked the truck on … Continue reading The Palestinian, the Soldier & the Truck by Ahmad from Palestine

This Is The Only Way, by Angy Shavit, Israel

Today I took part in another meeting between Arab and Jewish teenagers in Israel. For those who don’t know this, I volunteer in an organization called “אפשר אחרת”, or in English “A New Way.” It literally means “A different way is possible.” During the meetings, I speak privately with the students and try to understand … Continue reading This Is The Only Way, by Angy Shavit, Israel

Remembrance in Action, by Moriya Rosenberg, from Israel

“Lest We Forget” is not enough to prevent the next tragedy. This is why this year on remembrance day I pledge to take my private commemoration one step further. The series of memorial days caught me off-guard this year. Off-guard and thinking, which is always dangerous when observing the status quo; one is bound to … Continue reading Remembrance in Action, by Moriya Rosenberg, from Israel

Change-Makers Meet at the Dead Sea, by Rahma Sghaier, from Tunisia

I finally arrived at the Dead Sea, after it seemed that I was not going to be able to make it. For a while, it seemed like leaving Tunis would be like “mission impossible”. But YaLa insisted on having me and I insisted on being there, even if it meant I would be late. Finally … Continue reading Change-Makers Meet at the Dead Sea, by Rahma Sghaier, from Tunisia