Neighbors are way stronger than politicians by Jonathan Perry – Israel

"Neighbors are way stronger than politicians", is what I thought moments after we left. It was an extremely hot day in the beginning of July 2012. I was 21 years old, and I had decided to go on an adventure with two friends – to hike throughout Jordan. Doing so was (and probably still is) … Continue reading Neighbors are way stronger than politicians by Jonathan Perry – Israel

JARASH by Abd Al Rahman Al Hariri, Syria-Jordan

I am Abdelrahman from Daraa, Syria, I've moved to Jordan since 4 years now. I chose to take some photos of the historical city of Jarash- Jordan, i hope you will enjoy it! This is just one example of the important work produced YaLa’s citizen journalists, a program funded by the European Union’s Peacebuilding Initiative … Continue reading JARASH by Abd Al Rahman Al Hariri, Syria-Jordan

My Name is Refugee by MIRIAM YOSEF

GERMANY — When patriotism and self-identification as a refugee become obstacles to a new way of life, would it be time to make the important step from refugee to immigrant...

Perspective, by Natalie Goldshtein, Israel

One of my main motivations in choosing to continue my studies and complete a MA Program was the knowledge that it was a cooperative program, with colleagues from both Jordan and Palestine. It was a two-year Program: one year in our home country, and one year abroad - Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian students all studying … Continue reading Perspective, by Natalie Goldshtein, Israel

I am Not a Minority | Alia Sito, Jordan

28/July/2016 A few days ago there was a workshop that included a meeting about minorities in Jordan, the included minorities in this workshop were: Caucasians (Chechens and Circasians), Kurds, Pakistanis and Druze. I received the invitation as a Jordanian activist from Chechen ancestry living in Jordan. The topic of the workshop seemed interesting and caught … Continue reading I am Not a Minority | Alia Sito, Jordan

Travel story by Ehab Othman from Jordan

In the eye of the beholder … When the first YaLa assignment was announced, I started writing a few drafts about different prior experiences I’ve been through which I considered life changing experiences. I am a proud of myself for the things I have been through, feeling like I’ve seen it all: the good, the … Continue reading Travel story by Ehab Othman from Jordan

Jordan Culture and Traditions by Sufian AlNweihi, Jordan

Jordan’s culture is a pleasant jumble of old and new, and Amman (its capital) has rapidly become one of the most sophisticated cities in the Middle East.   Values & Traditions Jordan can be regarded as a typically Arab country, for its people are very warm, friendly and hospitable. Jordanians are typically happy to forgive … Continue reading Jordan Culture and Traditions by Sufian AlNweihi, Jordan