My Daily Life

Yazan Deek, from the West Bank village Kafar Al-Deek, describes his childhood as a realization that his people were under attack, and the violent images he saw on television were not imaginary. Coming to an international school in the United States, he realizes that his fearful existence was not right or normal. When he is invited to attend a conference on Middle East issues in Seattle with other students from the region, he is surprised to learn that Jewish people, whom he had only known as enemy soldiers, have much in common with him — and the process of meeting people personally in a peaceful situation can do worlds to open your eyes.

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