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
For as long as I can remember, I’ve constantly qualified my identity. Israeli-Moroccan, American-Israeli, born in Israel, but raised in California as if I wanted to remove myself from my birthplace, from my heritage, from my grandparents refuge. Constantly putting a distance between my born identity and not wanting to be labeled as an occupier. … Continue reading Droplets of Shame by Karin Attia – Israel
It was the first time I went to Canada. Although there are many beautiful things, there is one phrase that increased Canada’s beauty for me, “Diversity is our strength”. When I go to the park or store or restaurant I see people from many different backgrounds: Chinese, Arab, African, European, Mexican, Italian….But they are totally … Continue reading Diversity is our strength by Eman – Palestine
Nothing prepares you for that moment when someone looks you in the eye and tells you they have lost a loved one to this war. No psychology degree can teach you how to keep your lungs and heart going when you know you've got nothing… Nothing to say or do that could bring their mother, … Continue reading Death and All His Friends – YaLa in Jordan
ISRAEL — I want to share with you my first encounter with Palestinian people. I am from Israel. Born and raised. Ever since I can remember, it has always on the table- us and them. Jews and Arabs. The endless conflict over land in the name of religion. I was raised by a center- right … Continue reading Meeting the Neighbors by HADAS DAVID
ISRAEL — I was 10 years old when my parents took me to a celebration of Israel’s 50th Anniversary. I saw men and women dancing and singing, inviting the audience in a small Russian town to rejoice with them...
Friday 3rd of march - I jump out of bed at 5 a.m. after a sleepless night and drive to Utopia. And trust me, not a single word in this sentence is an exaggeration. After a stereotype-busting Danish social experiment went viral on Facebook, (you can watch it HERE ) dozens of excited groups called … Continue reading One Friday morning in Utopia by Moriya Rosenberg, Israel (Hebrew follows English)