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 had 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

Literature in Danger by Rima, Libya

In 2013 a group of young students and I, at the University of Tripoli, created a book club. At first it was an initiative by the student union and another active team working at the university: the LES team. None of us knew anything about the each other, only the fact that we loved reading. … Continue reading Literature in Danger by Rima, Libya

Aravrit, the language of peace by Shany, Israel

Meet Aravrit: Brilliant new font created by designer Liron Lavi Turkenich is the new typography of peace!                                                                              … Continue reading Aravrit, the language of peace by Shany, Israel

Jerusalem by John Emerezian

Each and every stone of the old city reflexes historical and spiritual inspiration. Each souvenir shop provides the old city’s inheritance. The holiest of all cities. Unforgettable experience and indescribable feeling. This is just one example of the important work produced YaLa’s citizen journalists, a program funded by the European Union’s Peacebuilding Initiative in order … Continue reading Jerusalem by John Emerezian

Peace is Possible by HALA ATASSI [Photo Essay]

SYRIA — “Peace is possible.” That was the title of the community initiative on the day of world peace on November 21, this past year, led by the Junior Chamber International of Hamah City in Syria we participated in this special day. This initiative was sponsored by UNICEF and received media coverage, because of good … Continue reading Peace is Possible by HALA ATASSI [Photo Essay]

A poem by Abigail Levitt

Can we take the beauty, the love, the goodness, the warmth, the caring, the willingness to sacrifice, the love, and use them to build a world of love, a land of peace, a place of belonging for both peoples?   We have so much love to give, We really do We fight out of our … Continue reading A poem by Abigail Levitt

Theatre: My own Peculiar World | Kaoutar Chahbane from Morocco

This story is not finished... yet. In a world of cruel reality It is somehow compulsory To find a way To stay away To find magic In some peculiar world of magic. My story starts with a dream, a decision, and determination. It was at the age of 10 that I decided to be an … Continue reading Theatre: My own Peculiar World | Kaoutar Chahbane from Morocco