Mirror

By Mahmoud, Palestine It was the end of January 2018, the time of year that people in the Middle East expect snow. Alone in my studio apartment in Bethlehem, I remembered images of family gatherings, wearing our warmest clothes, enjoying creatively prepared sweet warm dishes, gathering around a wood stove. We took the warmth from … Continue reading Mirror

Far Away From the Square

by Fatima, Egypt. I tell this story from the blurry memories of my younger self. I do remember that it was a time when the whole world seemed to stand still. Tomorrow was so unpredictable then. Yet somehow, and despite everything, it looked much brighter than before. What seemed like just another mundane Tuesday coinciding … Continue reading Far Away From the Square

My Ambassador of PEACE

by Tamar Shemesh, Israel "We need to separate between two things. There are policies and actions of my government that I don't agree with. On the other hand, Israel my home, and I love my home". Achinoam Nini. NOA, Achinoam Nini, is an International well-known vocalist and musician, Israeli peace activist and my example of … Continue reading My Ambassador of PEACE

The Quest against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

By Bisharo A, Somalia FGM is practiced in Somalia and in more than 28 countries worldwide. It is a harmful cultural practice which will take years to eliminate but it must all start with us, our families and the community showing an effort to stop it.       This is just one example of … Continue reading The Quest against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Keep Moving Forward

By Soheyb, Algeria A year ago I was eating lunch with my best friend. We were sitting at one of those cheap local restaurants because we didn't have the time or money to go somewhere fancy. At the time we were applying for the same scholarship, which is given to those who demonstrate leadership ability. … Continue reading Keep Moving Forward

Mental Health Week

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

The Box by Khaled K, Syria

Five years ago, I was living in a box. Not literally a box, but an extremely small room. When I lived inside this box, I lived like an animal in a cage. My life was controlled by other people. There were eighty people in this small box, all so close together that we were almost one. … Continue reading The Box by Khaled K, Syria