The Change Just Started / A Palestinian refugee between the hammer of pain and the anvil of hope

By Sam, Palestine After graduating from university in 2015, I spent three years moving around the cities of the West Bank, unemployed and looking for a job or any other opportunity. Given the situation of favouritism and nepotism in my country, all my attempts meant nothing, and I lived three years in a bubble of … Continue reading The Change Just Started / A Palestinian refugee between the hammer of pain and the anvil of hope

I’m tolerant, however…

By Riahi Since my childhood, peace and war were the main topics talked about in my school, my family gatherings, on TV, on the radio, my Facebook newsfeed, and more. When people talk about war, I knew what I can imagine: conflicts, bombs, fire, death, corps, guns, hate, and tears. But peace! Oh dear, what's … Continue reading I’m tolerant, however…

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

Yes, it is possible! by Lana, Israel

Fridays are always intense in the old city of Jerusalem. It is the place and the time when three religions meet. For the Muslims it’s “Yom el-Jumaya”, the holiest day of the week; for the Jews, the holiest day of the week, Shabbat, will start right after sunset; and for the Christians, it’s remembering  “Good … Continue reading Yes, it is possible! by Lana, Israel

Anger. The cause. The key by Abd-Allah T., Palestine

If we took a snapshot of every conflict that has ever happened between people throughout history, ranging from the most brutal to the least violent, it is safe to say that we’ll see one universal theme: anger. I know that seems obvious, however, if we dive deeper and think about it not with the intent … Continue reading Anger. The cause. The key by Abd-Allah T., Palestine

Shoes on the Danube by Or Avrahami, Israel

It was my summer vacation in 2013. It was about a year after my army service and I was thrilled to plan my vacation with a good Polish friend I met while traveling. We decided to meet in Budapest, Hungary. Two Israeli girls and two Polish girls, quite a combination. You can imagine that travelling … Continue reading Shoes on the Danube by Or Avrahami, Israel

From Bad Encounters to Good Encounters by Omer, Yemen

This story is from the experience I had when I went to Germany for a one week academic program at Bremen University about four years ago. I had two roommates in my hotel room and we were all from different regions and different social and religious backgrounds. One was from Romania and the other was … Continue reading From Bad Encounters to Good Encounters by Omer, Yemen