Arab and Jewish university students have started a new literary journal, titled Yalla (‘let’s go’ in Arabic, a phrase that’s also current in Israel.)
The Jewish and Arab editors did not know each other previously. The team was assembled through e-mailings, announcements and word-of-mouth, much the same way as the submissions were solicited.
Among them, they have fundamental differences, but have reached a stage where they can speak without fear of antagonizing each other. They all agree they have learned a lot, not only from each other, but from the contributions to Yalla, about how each other’s community sees things.