Arda Aghazarian

Writer/Editor, Jerusalem Story

Arda Aghazarian is a communications consultant with ample experience in creative and professional writing, and has also worked in audiovisual production—including film and radio. Arda has delivered training, public speaking, and mentoring at key global events, mostly on issues related to women and conflict, identity, language, and narrative.

Content by this author

Blog Post Book Launch Event Opens a Window on the Armenian Palestinians of Jerusalem

A new book traces the deeply rooted history and contributions of Armenians in Palestine.

Blog Post “Abwab al-Khareef”: Culture, Art, and Community Bazaar Opens the Fall Season by the Gates of the Old City of Jerusalem

Schools, art centers, galleries, and cafés between Jaffa Gate and New Gate open their doors for Palestinian arts and cultural activities to usher in the fall season.

Blog Post “Souq Stories” Photo Exhibition Takes Off in Seven Cities

Palestinians from across the country stage a photo exhibit of the Old City markets in seven cities that displays simultaneously in each, spotlighting shared heritage.

Blog Post From a Traumatized Teen to a Trauma Healer and Yogi: Ashira Ramadan’s Story

Traumatized and paralyzed as a teenager, an intrepid journalist found healing through holistic medicine and yoga.

Blog Post 25th Jerusalem Festival Brings Joy and New Talent to the Community

Palestinian musicians brought their inventive jazz, classical Arabic music, and hip-hop blends to the 25th annual Jerusalem Festival in August 2021.

Blog Post Hakawati Husam Abu Eisheh: “The Heaviness of Jerusalem Makes Us Who We Are”

Palestinian storyteller Husam Abu Eisheh has dedicated his talents to creating theater in Jerusalem for decades, using humor as resistance. 

Blog Post A Love Story from East Jerusalem: Majd and Fatima

An East Jerusalem love story that survived more than 20 years of involuntary separation

Blog Post Lockdown Does Not Stop Banat al-Quds (Daughters of Jerusalem) from Making Their Voices Heard

Young Palestinian Jerusalemite women find their voices in the Banat al-Quds (Daughters of Jerusalem) choir and ensemble.

Blog Post The First-Ever Jerusalem Arab Film Festival (JAFF) Connects East Jerusalem with the Arab World

The Jerusalem Arab Film Festival (JAFF) opens the Screens of Hope and Imagination with exquisite films from the Arab region.