She lays down her sword

By Abigail Levitt, Israel The Knight in shining armour Takes her helmet off To reveal her golden hair Her powerful pelvis Her life-bearing womb She lays down her sword And washes away her sins She looks up at the stars At the tower At the rope Made of women's hair All the women who came … Continue reading She lays down her sword

Football’s Peace Team in a FairPlay Tournament

By Abdullah K, Palestine and Dalya Arussy, Israel   It’s 3 AM. We’re blinded by the fluorescent lights of Ben Gurion Airport’s Terminal 1. Our eyes want to close but we know we must keep them open to try and recognize the last participants to arrive before we can check-in. We met only once before, … Continue reading Football’s Peace Team in a FairPlay Tournament

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

Beginning right now, Shout to the Universe

By Doaa, Iraq I used to be an active girl and a clever student, especially in English. I am not bragging, but if I had to say, I was the best among my classmates in English. I still remember the words of my classmate Hiba, who said: "Doaa I want to speak English as good … Continue reading Beginning right now, Shout to the Universe