Opinion | Tunisian Elections: Between The Devil and Deep Blue Sea

By Nourjahen Jemaa Gara-Ali, Tunisia On the International Day of Democracy, September 15th, Tunisia had its Presidential Elections. Voters went to their polling locations to give their voices to the person they trust most. However, voter turnout reached only 45,02% despite 1 million people registering to vote in the months leading to the elections, according … Continue reading Opinion | Tunisian Elections: Between The Devil and Deep Blue Sea

Israeli Elections: The Fallacy of the Biggest Party

By Itamar Hauser, Israel For the first time in its history, Israel will go for a second election to parliament on September 17th, 2019, after the last elections’ results, from April 2019, and the following negotiations between the parties did not yield a 61-strong majority coalition in a 120 seat parliament. Personally, I used to … Continue reading Israeli Elections: The Fallacy of the Biggest Party

YaLa Cine Club: The Spy

By M, Syrian filmmaker I have just finished watching the first two episodes of a TV program called ‘The Spy’. These new series relates the story of the Israeli spy, Eli Cohen. I have been waiting to broadcast it as soon as Netflix announced the series. I was very curious to hear the story of … Continue reading YaLa Cine Club: The Spy

Israeli Elections – Neither Free nor Fair

By Dvir Aviam Ezra, Israel   The upcoming Israeli elections are an example of the continued erosion of democracy in the region. While some developments represent hope for the young, the elections have cast into doubt the Israeli claim of being the 'only democracy in the middle east'. For the unaware reader, a short overview – … Continue reading Israeli Elections – Neither Free nor Fair

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

World Humanitarian Day 2019

By Muhammad, Iraq When ISIS came to Iraq a few years ago, families ran from the war zones. They lost their houses and everything they owned. Most of the refugees are from Mosul, Tikrit, Diyala and Ramadi. Most of them are Arabs and Turkmen. I personally helped the displaced families of Tal Afar and Mosul. … Continue reading World Humanitarian Day 2019

Selene’s genes

By Thilleli G, Algeria 1- A non-validation somehow turned into humility, a fear somehow turned into control, an indecisiveness turned into nihilism, a repressed desire turned into philosophy, some books learnt somehow turned into wisdom … your name is complicated. So your boss calls you Melissa. You probably drink a lot, but you answer emails … Continue reading Selene’s genes