"For me, Ontmoet Palestina is a way to work from optimism on a place that is close to my heart; Palestine. The fragrances, colors, people and tastes – the Arab world is a gift".
"I have lived in Palestine for a long time; I taught English to young people. I was overwhelmed by the enormous hospitality. Through Ontmoet Palestina, I want to share this experience with everyone".
"In Palestine I unexpectedly fell in love with the joy and hospitality of the people, but I was also deeply touched by the unjust situation. Ontmoet Palestina is a way for me to turn despair into action."
"The daily reality is terrible in Palestine. The way this is dealt with varies, there is action and resistance, but it is always living in the now, that feeling. The exuberance and overwhelming hospitality moves and inspires."
"In Palestine I feel alive; it is intense and slow at the same time. Everything rolls and goes in total inefficiency."
"The eyes in Palestine touch me. Intense and full of life. I love the streets full of people, the food and the music."
Thanks to Suzy van der Wal for the portrait drawings! Check out her website: www.suzyannabel.nl