It was a peaceful afternoon of July 2014 in Jerusalem’s Old City and a gentle breeze was blowing mildly in the sunset hours. The sun was going down on the horizon and it was spreading to an almost surreal orange light that was giving a unique colour reflected on the stone houses around it. The … Continue reading A MIDSUMMER SUNSET’S DREAM by Marta Furlan, Israel
It was in 2011. The calming voice from the loud speaker murmurs words in the background, only a blur to me. A woman dressed in uniform stands in the aisle performing a safety routine as the airplane taxis to the runway. Everything is a blur in the background. My body is filled with sadness as … Continue reading Into the unknown by Brianna Perez, USA/Israel
Growing up, I was like any teen - I hated going to school and studying for classes. But, something happened that changed my perspective on learning. One day I was sitting with my two sisters and my brother when suddenly I started singing loudly "wi weah wi weah" followed by a censored word. I was … Continue reading Being the Change I Want to See in the World | Lana, Palestine
I am almost certain it is not wise of me to attempt this but as I have never claimed wisdom at anytime. I am neither a Scholar nor an expert but as the vast majority of those fighting over the Holy Land are neither, perhaps it helpful to have a glimpse of the Holy from a mere … Continue reading Jerusalem by Naima Nas, Egypt
It's weird how the events in the political and national sphere can be so different from those of the personal sphere. Now things are so warmed up, with this on-going acceleration of aggravation, that it's impossible not to see them as contradicting. or are they? I mean - people are so nice. Everybody is perfectly … Continue reading In the inability to trust – Noam Pash, Israel
I hugged route 417 for some semblance of direction, though a thoroughfare in summer only intensifies the heat- who walks this far in the midday sun?
At the beginning of 2014 I asked my friend what she wished for this year. She answered me and asked me the same question and I told her all my wishes and that the biggest wish for me is to visit Jerusalem and pray in Al AQSA Mosque. I knew that this dream would come … Continue reading My Dream Came True by Doaa, Gaza