In a time of heightened political tension, here's a bit of critical insight into why some countries are more willing to open their borders, while others are doing the opposite.Read More
High in Israel’s northern mountains, tucked neatly into the woodland slopes, Beit Jann peers down over the Galilee watershed. It’s an isolated village, but a special one, and for more than spectacular views. Beit Jann is home to 11,000 Druze.
This is what I learned during my time with them.Read More
Over 28,000 Filipinos live and work in Israel. Now, after over a decade of labor, they're fighting to keep their families together.Read More
Unfortunately, for the typical refugee or asylum seeker in Israel, a 10-12 hour work shift is not out of the ordinary, and many of them work even longer. Schoolwork and academics come second, and so does family time. Unitaf hopes to address the problem with the Family Experience Program!Read More
My generation is full of highly educated and intensely opinionated social advocates, and that's as much of a good thing as it is problematic. When it comes to Israel-Palestine, we have to step back and take in the full picture. We can't superimpose solutions on a region we don't adequately understand, hoping to address problems we don't have, in a place we don't live. But, that doesn't mean we can't listen, and learn, and discuss.Read More
To my friends, to my family, and to anyone interested in issues of human well-being -- the refugees in south Tel Aviv need us.
Right now, south Tel Aviv is at the epicenter of a humanitarian crisis. Thousands of refugees and asylum seekers are struggling daily to survive, and it's a highly controversial political problem, but few people outside of Israel know what's going on.
Whatever your stance, I think it's important for everyone to learn more about the refugees, to see the work of some incredible non-profit organizations, and to help if you can... links provided in the article.Read More
Ramat Eliyahu, a humble community, and my home for the past nine months, has changed me forever — I know I’m not the only one. With this post, I reflect on my journey as a social change fellow in Israel.Read More
The peace process between Israel and Gaza is on pause, but hope for a peaceful future won't be so easily snuffed. It's kindled by people on both sides. In March, Yahel and it's fellows had the unique opportunity to learn about Gaza with Nagham Mohanna, Sarah Pollack, and Rami Aman -- three people who've been affected by the conflict more than most. Here's what they said.
On the afternoon of September 7th, 2014, a mentally disabled Ethiopian-Israeli scaled the fences to Gaza and disappeared. That man’s name is Avera Mengistu, and although his story doesn’t seem like anything exceptional, Avera’s choice has started a nationwide movement for racial equality in Israel.Read More