An Unfamiliar Bed by Mohammed El Amine Dekhissi, Algeria

It was the second Thursday of May, another hot and sunny day in Istanbul. I began my morning like I did every day: woke up at 9:00 am, took a shower, had my breakfast and made my way to the library. We had had a great game the night before against the Marmara team, but … Continue reading An Unfamiliar Bed by Mohammed El Amine Dekhissi, Algeria

Do All Lives Matter? | Yasser, Morocco

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, then you've probably heard about the dispute surrounding the use of the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter. The movement Black Lives Matter was criticized and opposed in the form of a movement entitled 'All Lives Matter,' which suggested the hashtag #AllLivesMatter be used instead as it is unifying and fair to all. This issue, while internal and unique to … Continue reading Do All Lives Matter? | Yasser, Morocco

No to Terrorism, Yes to Human Rights by Yamna Ayadi, Tunisia

Terrorism is an awful crime that can never be excused or justified. It poses a major threat to human rights, beginning with the most fundamental of rights - the right to life. Thousands of innocent souls have lost their lives. Terrorism, with its destructive power, has led to  growing mistrust, fear, and a significant new … Continue reading No to Terrorism, Yes to Human Rights by Yamna Ayadi, Tunisia

And The Cycle Goes On… by Angy Shavit, Israel

Take a moment, think of what you were doing when you were 13 and when you were 17. At the age of 13 you may have had your Bar Miztvah¹, maybe even your first kiss. At the age of 17 you may have passed your drivers test and got your license. Maybe you even had … Continue reading And The Cycle Goes On… by Angy Shavit, Israel

The angels of peace are not watching the city tonight by Zohar Yanko from Israel

We wondered whether to close the main door or not.  Friday afternoon at Levinsky market, it’s the end of the week, the beginning of the year. A half a mile from here a couple of young men just hit the end of their short life. Another young man entered a bar on Tel Aviv’s Dizengoff … Continue reading The angels of peace are not watching the city tonight by Zohar Yanko from Israel

WELCOME TO EARTH by Sarah Perle, Israel

Everyday I open the News, I read and hear about Paris, Beirut, Bamako, Tunis, Sinjar etc. And somehow I keep thinking of "Independence Day". Not the national holiday, but the extravagant American movie from the 90's. It was one of my first strong movie experiences. I loved it! I was ecstatic before even seeing it. … Continue reading WELCOME TO EARTH by Sarah Perle, Israel