Personal Story Reflections of a Returning Daughter of Jerusalem

The author returns to Shu‘fat to live in her ancestral home and finds happiness despite the emotional stress of living in a settler-colonial state.

Blog Post A Grandmother Realizes Her Dream, Becoming the First Female Bus Driver in East Jerusalem

Meet Samia Abu ‘Alqam, a Palestinian grandmother who turned her love of driving into a paid job, driving the Shu‘fat–Beit Hanina bus

Personal Story “I’ve Spent 10 Months of the Past 10 Years Waiting at Checkpoints”

Rinad’s story shows how closure steals time, lives, and livelihoods, and robs Palestinians like her of the chance to enjoy and engage with their own city.

Personal Story A Math Teacher Faces a Difficult Choice

Punctuality is required for teachers. For one Jerusalem teacher living behind the checkpoint, a drastic life change was the only solution.

Personal Story To Reclaim Legal Status in the City of Her Birth, Ghadeer Takes on State Bureaucracy—and Wins

Ghadeer, born in Jerusalem, expends four years and thousands of dollars to reclaim her right to live legally in the city of her birth.