Of Trees and Walls by Ela Lipaz, Israel

I was 26 years old and I've never met the Palestinians who lived only 5 minutes away from my neighborhood. I stood at this beautiful observation point in Jerusalem and looked upon the Palestinian villages near Bethlehem. My entire life I was living here but I've never visited them. Next to me were standing a … Continue reading Of Trees and Walls by Ela Lipaz, Israel

Ahead Towards Tomorrow by Samaa, Egypt

Some winds come at unexpected moments, blinding your vision with disturbing dust. You can hear the destructive sounds but you are in the middle of nowhere. With eyes opened it seems EVERYTHING HAS COLLAPSED! After my high school graduation in Alexandria City, I was so excited with the idea of going to university. I kept … Continue reading Ahead Towards Tomorrow by Samaa, Egypt

Yemeni Muslims and Jews start family, by Mokhtar – Yemen

Around July 22, 2009, some Jewish families moved from Raidah district, Amran province, to Sawan area in the Yemeni capital Sana'a, the place where I used to live. I happened to be neighbors with a Yemeni guy called Abdurrahman who got married to a displace Jewish woman called Laiah. Raidah, a Yemeni village in Amran province … Continue reading Yemeni Muslims and Jews start family, by Mokhtar – Yemen

How to create change by Raghda s. Elziyadi – Libya.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?” This quote was on brochure … Continue reading How to create change by Raghda s. Elziyadi – Libya.

My Journey towards education and humanity by Sarah, Egypt

YaLa Young Leaders changed me. When I noticed the Facebook ads for the page the first time, I was about 22 years old and in my 6th year of medical school. It was interesting; the page was suggested by Facebook because one person I was following liked the page. I think it was a good … Continue reading My Journey towards education and humanity by Sarah, Egypt