Football’s Peace Team in a FairPlay Tournament

By Abdullah K, Palestine and Dalya Arussy, Israel   It’s 3 AM. We’re blinded by the fluorescent lights of Ben Gurion Airport’s Terminal 1. Our eyes want to close but we know we must keep them open to try and recognize the last participants to arrive before we can check-in. We met only once before, … Continue reading Football’s Peace Team in a FairPlay Tournament

Banned: The Price of Supporting Human Rights in Egypt

By Shmuel Aiello, Israel   Last week I helped oversee a wonderful 4 days conference for Jewish and Palestinian students. After the conference, I took an overnight bus to Eilat, on my way to Egypt. It was going to be my first visit to Egypt in 9 years. Instead, I was held by Egypt for … Continue reading Banned: The Price of Supporting Human Rights in Egypt

Beginning right now, Shout to the Universe

By Doaa, Iraq I used to be an active girl and a clever student, especially in English. I am not bragging, but if I had to say, I was the best among my classmates in English. I still remember the words of my classmate Hiba, who said: "Doaa I want to speak English as good … Continue reading Beginning right now, Shout to the Universe

If you want an Apple, you have to plant a Tree  – إذا أردت تفاحأ فعليك أن تزرع شجرة تفاح

By Mahmoud H, Palestine In our environment, we care about agriculture a lot, and our ancestors cared, even more, they took care of trees and planted them carefully, leaving the good reaps its own good fruit. They cared more about the trees and agriculture than they cared about the fruit, but their faithfulness gave them … Continue reading If you want an Apple, you have to plant a Tree  – إذا أردت تفاحأ فعليك أن تزرع شجرة تفاح

Memories from Damascus…

By Moulham, Syria In 2005, I was studying at the best private school in Damascus.  Al Saade School, which in English means “the happiness school”, and I thought I was happy, when my biggest dream was to run my father’s jewellery shop and study cinema at the Higher Institute for Dramatic Arts. As a result … Continue reading Memories from Damascus…

The Change Just Started / A Palestinian refugee between the hammer of pain and the anvil of hope

By Sam, Palestine After graduating from university in 2015, I spent three years moving around the cities of the West Bank, unemployed and looking for a job or any other opportunity. Given the situation of favouritism and nepotism in my country, all my attempts meant nothing, and I lived three years in a bubble of … Continue reading The Change Just Started / A Palestinian refugee between the hammer of pain and the anvil of hope