Last day at work: Happiness in Palestine.

Today was my last day working at the Hebron Youth Development Center as an intern. The amazing performance and exhibition which the participants in my leadership training "Art for Social Change" organized were exceptional. It was exceptional what they managed to do just in two short days of preparation left on their own. It was … Continue reading Last day at work: Happiness in Palestine.

My 21st Birthday in Palestine

In second grade I invited my classmates and friends from school to celebrate my birthday. My mom and I cooked all day and prepared a one-of-a-kind home-made Barbie-like cake with a real doll inside. It was perfect. When nobody came I stayed at our apartment's balcony hoping that people are just late, crying. The only … Continue reading My 21st Birthday in Palestine

Yet another day in Hebron: Protests and Clashes

I work at the Hebron Youth Development Resource Center and I live in what is known as Beit al Tafl, probably the biggest center for youth and children in the West Bank. As we were about  to finish work today, my collegues told me there were shootings and gas bombs thrown nearby by the Israeli … Continue reading Yet another day in Hebron: Protests and Clashes

Day 1 and Arrival: the magic of excitement

I arrived at the Tel Aviv Ben Gurion airport in Israel at 00.15 on the 23rd of May after what I know was the longest and most stressful travel experience I've ever had. It all started in New York as I was told I can not board my flight to Moscow as my flight to … Continue reading Day 1 and Arrival: the magic of excitement

Books that Inspire! For Palestine campaign at Middlebury College

Thanks to the Center for Careers and Internships (CCI) at Middlebury College, this summer I will intern in Hebron Youth Development Resource Center (YDRC) in the West Bank, Palestine. This is the first of a series of initiatives I am planning to implement hoping to contribute for the empowerment of young people in Palestine. Books … Continue reading Books that Inspire! For Palestine campaign at Middlebury College