Shoes on the Danube by Or Avrahami, Israel

It was my summer vacation in 2013. It was about a year after my army service and I was thrilled to plan my vacation with a good Polish friend I met while traveling. We decided to meet in Budapest, Hungary. Two Israeli girls and two Polish girls, quite a combination. You can imagine that travelling … Continue reading Shoes on the Danube by Or Avrahami, Israel

Thanks for Waking me Up by Zafer Sabbah, Palestine

It was the summer and I had spent the night studying for my last math exam the next morning. It was a very hard time. I was very stressed and a strange ominous feeling surrounding me. I was a student in the ninth grade, which is also called third preparatory class. That year, there was … Continue reading Thanks for Waking me Up by Zafer Sabbah, 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

The strength comes from pain by Maroua, Algeria

Life is not a piece of sweet chocolate, life is much more complicated than that. It is a mixture of joy and sorrow and it can't just be always bright, there must be some darkness to complete the image of life and to appreciate it. You can't be strong in facing life issues if you … Continue reading The strength comes from pain by Maroua, Algeria

Death and All His Friends – YaLa in Jordan

Nothing prepares you for that moment when someone looks you in the eye and tells you they have lost a loved one to this war. No psychology degree can teach you how to keep your lungs and heart going when you know you've got nothing… Nothing to say or do that could bring their mother, … Continue reading Death and All His Friends – YaLa in Jordan