ISRAEL — The first day of cinema studies, everything is new and my anxiety level is through the roof. Here we are, about 30 people coming from different backgrounds and ages; from the 20 year old guy from Israel’s most high class city to the almost 40 years lady that dedicated her life to the fight for equal rights between Ashkenazim (People from east and central Europe) and Mizrahim (people from Spain and Africa)...
Growing up in Israel one quickly learns what the attitude towards “the Arabs” is. And you guessed right - it’s not always a positive one. Even though Arab-Israelis are 20% of the country’s population, when you grow up in Tel-Aviv, you don’t really see any Arabs and you certainly don’t have any Arab friends if … Continue reading My Future Trip To Beirut, by Itamar Hauser, Israel.
In 2008 I was coming back from Germany after finishing my masters. I flew from Berlin to Prague and then from there to Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv. After landing at the Prague airport, I was trying to find how to get to my gate. While doing so I was stopped by an old woman who … Continue reading A Flight To Remember, by Mira, Palestine
Not long ago, I backpacked through South America with my best friend. Little did we know that this adventure would direct our futures later on. I could think on hundreds of stories from this journey to tell you but I have chosen this one, the closest one to my heart. During our trip we made many … Continue reading A Life changing trip by Anabel Rivera, Israel
Just yesterday, I found myself in the middle of yet another Facebook debate, and of course it had to do with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (I know, I know, WHY do I even engage?!). Going into it, I somewhat knew how the conversation would unfold: Me: “Well you know, try to look at it from this … Continue reading What it’s like being an “outsider” inside the Israeli-Palestinian conflict By Aurelia Roddy, United States
“Study the past if you would define the future” – Confucius Before we talk about today or tomorrow, we think it’s necessary to write a bit about the past. A major part of the misunderstanding between Israelis and Palestinians is that we aren’t taught the same version of historical events. We may have been … Continue reading Where We’re From by Tamar and Khalil from Israel and Palestine
The Middle East is always an area of troubles, and I do not know why. It’s its nature. If I am going to think about the future of Middle East after 10 years of peace, first of all, I hope it come true, and second, I want to talk about the future from my personal … Continue reading The Middle East After 10 Years of Peace, by Sara