The Spark by Alon Nutkevitch, Israel

The flames cheerfully surrounded the dry Eucalyptus logs, which made a soothing crackling noises. Dozens of monkeys encircled us, playing between the trees, their screams drawing our attention to the miraculous nature around us in its never ending shades of green, all colored in this late hour with unified black. Even the too warm beer, … Continue reading The Spark by Alon Nutkevitch, Israel

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 have 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

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

Neighbors on vacation by Chaitze – Israel

Rivka and I had planned a vacation to Sinai (Egypt), but, the day before we were scheduled to leave, the Israeli government closed the Sinai borders due to a threat they had received. So, there went our vacation. There went our plans, and there went our money. I was sulking in my misery and self-pity … Continue reading Neighbors on vacation by Chaitze – Israel

Neighbors are way stronger than politicians by Jonathan Perry – Israel

"Neighbors are way stronger than politicians", is what I thought moments after we left. It was an extremely hot day in the beginning of July 2012. I was 21 years old, and I had decided to go on an adventure with two friends – to hike throughout Jordan. Doing so was (and probably still is) … Continue reading Neighbors are way stronger than politicians by Jonathan Perry – Israel