Special Series: Imagine 2018
by Moran Phisitski
This short story, submitted by 16-year-old Moran, tells the story of Jonathan, a 16-year-old boy returning to his hometown of Sderot after an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement has been signed. Moran acknowledges that peace is a process requiring commitment.
(Source: One Voice "Imagine 2018" essay competition and Common Ground News) 
by Zeinab Mohammed Abdel Salam M'ali
Zeinab, a 10th-grader from outside of Ramallah, shares her dreams of a future without occupation, when Israelis and Palestinians have resolved to end the war between them, when she is "a new person with a new heart."
(Source: One Voice "Imagine 2018" essay competition and Common Ground News) 
by Rawan Yousef Salah
Rawan, a 9th-grade student from outside of Nablus, shares her dreams of an independent Palestine, where she can travel her country freely, “roam the sky, plow the land and sail across the seas”.
(Source: One Voice "Imagine 2018" essay competition and Common Ground News) 
by Zohar Shechtman
This short story, submitted by 13.5-year-old Zohar, reflects upon an encounter between two bereaved mothers- one Lebanese and one Israeli. “A human being is a human being” she concludes, “it has nothing to do with gender, race or religion”.
(Source: One Voice "Imagine 2018" essay competition and Common Ground News) 
by Chen Asulin & Nadav Kugen
Sixteen-year-olds Chen and Nadav portray a hopeful future for the Middle East, where trains and people cross borders with ease—from Tel Aviv to Damascus to Istanbul.
(Source: One Voice "Imagine 2018" essay competition and Common Ground News) 
by Noor Al-Huda Mahmoud Jameel Shriem
Tenth-grader Noor Al-Huda describes her vision of Palestine after ten years of independence.
(Source: One Voice "Imagine 2018" essay competition and Common Ground News) 
 
 
 
 
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