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ישראל — לפני שנתיים וחצי השתחררתי מצה"ל. סה"כ מדובר בבשורה משמחת, כך יאמרו אחוז ניכר מהאוכלוסיה. במקרה שלי הדבר היה מורכב – חוויתי כמה חוויות משמעותיות ביותר במהלך שירותי, כאלה שלעיתים הקשו עלי את השיבה החלקה לאזרחות.

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...

Small acts lead to big changes by Maroi Ech-Charkaouy, Morocco

Today, I decided to take my little siblings to the beach. It is Ramadan so the beach was quite empty; there were only a few kids there, swimming and having fun. My siblings easily made new friends, and they started to hangout and play games together. My little brother approached me and asked if we … Continue reading Small acts lead to big changes by Maroi Ech-Charkaouy, Morocco

If you travel to the US, don’t get sick! by Yasmine Alice, Algeria

In the first day of the new year of 2017, I landed in Tucson Arizona. It was my first time in the United States of America. I was about to begin my semester abroad as an exchange student at the University of Arizona. I was full of energy and excitement, ready for all the adventures … Continue reading If you travel to the US, don’t get sick! by Yasmine Alice, Algeria

Photos From Around the MENA Region – photo essay pt.1 –

Last week YaLa Alumni participated in a photo challenge. Participants from all over the region, including from Syria, Ghana, Palestine, and Israel, submitted photos from their weekend. Many photos included buildings and architecture, and they are pictured here.

Photos From Around the MENA Region – photo essay pt.2 –

Last week YaLa Alumni participated in a photo challenge. Participants from all over the region, including from Sudan, Morocco, Palestine, and Israel, submitted photos from their weekend. Many photos included nature and animals, and they are pictured here.

In a men’s world by Haya Abimelech, Syria

It all started where I lived: in Syria. Our neighborhood people were more traditional than those in other areas, so if you are a girl, you aren’t supposed to go out a lot or let strange men see you. I was a very rare case. You could see me at 10 years old, waiting for … Continue reading In a men’s world by Haya Abimelech, Syria