by Moe Azraq, Jordan On a beautiful spring evening in Haifa, I was sitting outside and reading a book at a cafe called Elika while waiting for my friend Daphy to come pick me up to go to a Seder (Passover dinner) at her aunt’s house in Nahariya, when a group of “48 Palestinian” men … Continue reading Unlikely Encounters
Marah Sarji, Israel Every Thursday, there is a salsa night held at the university that is open to students. Usually, there is a class that starts at 20:00 for different levels to learn new moves, and after that, there is a dance party that goes on until people get tired, which is generally at 3:00. … Continue reading Always The Stranger
By Ahmed, Sudan My name is Ahmed, I was born into a Muslim family originally from Sudan. I was born and raised in Saudi Arabia then moved to Sudan for University. I studied medicine and currently work as a doctor, and I have remained in Sudan ever since. In Saudi Arabia, people born to Non-Saudi … Continue reading A New Beginning
By Inbal, Israel Last summer I started working at an NGO in Athens, Greece, and after two weeks of living by myself in an apartment assigned by the organization, I had to move into another apartment. In the new apartment, I had a roommate who had just quit our NGO and was waiting to start … Continue reading Mahtab
By Yazeed, Yemen For years, and perhaps decades, none of the horrific stories of kidnapping, torturing or assassinating journalists has caught the world's attention like the current story of the disappearance and possible assassination of a well-known Saudi journalist in Turkey last week. Jamal Khashoggi, who is a prominent Saudi journalist and a critic of … Continue reading Yemen Prays for Khashoggi, But Who Prays for Yemen?
By Mariyem, Morocco Dirt and blood were splattered over his body. His voice weakly whispering in an Iraqi accent, asking what was happening, between a state of life and death. The murderer held his phone, recording a video and talking with the struggling 15 year old’s body in an indifferent tone. Hamoudi Al Matiri asked, … Continue reading 15 years old boy murdered for “looking gay”
By Yaniv Today is the World Mental Health Day. Today is the first day of an entire week marking the "Mental Health Week" in Jerusalem. Throughout this week, 19 different events will be taking place in various locations across the city’. Ranging anywhere between movies, lectures, tours, and interfaith food-making classes. Everyone is welcome to … Continue reading Mental Health Week