When I was a young kid I never saw Egypt as part of the Middle East. It was a country in Africa so why would it be mixed in with the Middle East? As I thought back about some of the misconceptions I had about the Middle East and Egypt one major thing stood out […]Read more "Egypt; A Middle Eastern Country?"
“I shall not hate” is a book by Izzeldin Abuelaish that talks about his experience with the Israeli-Palestine conflict. He is an infertility doctor that travels back and forth from Israel, where he works, to Gaza, where he lives. He talks about the immense difficulties of crossing the border and how many times he was […]Read more "I Shall Not Hate"
In light of the recent events in the Middle East with ISIS, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, I wanted to showcase the amazing contribution that the Middle East has given to society over the years. Some of the most influential advancements came from the Middle East such as medicine, the idea of higher education, and mathematics. […]Read more "Do Two Negatives Make a Positive?"
This summer I had the amazing opportunity of traveling to the United Arab Emirates to study Arabic. The culture was very different than back in America, especially the political system. The way they elect leaders, divide the power and keep control is very different than the democracy I am used to. However, it is just […]Read more "Meet the President!"
During my time abroad I noticed, everywhere I went, that the majority of people were young. They were either young infants or not many years older than I was. I figured that this was simply because the elders stayed at home more often. There was an article in the Times Magazine outlining how 80% of […]Read more "Youth and Violence; Is There a Solution?"
As a young girl, I remember talking with my friends about what we wanted our weddings to be like. Most of us young women still do this today with friends. We talk about where we want to hold the ceremony such as a church or the beach, what our dress will look like and where […]Read more "You Are Invited to a Wedding!!"
I studied abroad this summer in the United Arab Emirates. It was an amazing trip and I learned a lot. However, one thing stuck with me. There are so many ways to use a camel. Firstly, camels were a source of transportation. Their legs were made to walk in the sand so that they did […]Read more "Camels, Who Knew?"
When I first started hearing people talk about the Middle East, most conversation surrounded how their women were oppressed and forced to cover every inch of their body. There have been news stories talking about how certain countries have banned women from wearing the Hijab and how horrible it must be to live in a […]Read more "Genesis; Where It All Began"