“I joined immediately because right now…it is really important for us to be interacting without barriers.”

Moad, YaLa member from Palestine, in the New York Times


“YaLa is a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet others striving for change in the Middle East…It removes the borders…and creates trust and friendships.”

Nimrod Ben Zeev, YaLa member from Israel, in the New York Times


“I love you YaLa, seni seviyoruz yala, on t’aime yala !!!”

Gökmen, YaLa member from Turkey


“What YaLa is doing is powerfully inspiring. I believe the Middle East will be a very different (i.e., better) place 5-10 years from now based on the work of the YaLa leaders. This is some of the most inspirational news happening in the world today.”

Deborah, YaLa member from the United States


“YaLa – we are celebrating. We shall show our leaders and people that friendship among us is possible. That it’s really happening.”
Avi, YaLa member from Israel


 “يلا يا قادة الشباب”، وبعد عام من العمل الشاق، الصعب، والممتع في ان واحد, وفضلا عن المناقشات الجريئة واللقاءات التي تمت والصداقات التي بنيت بين الافراد، نجد انفسنا امام لحظة تأمل .. بينما نحاول معالجة القضايا الصعبة المتعلقة بالماضي والمؤثرة على الحاضر، فان كل يوم هنا في يالا، يوجب علينا أن الا ننسى أبدا لماذا تجمعنا : لاننا نعلم اننا نستطيع بناء علاقة أفضل بين جميع شعوب المنطقة، لأننا نعتقد أن الصراع ليس حتميا، وأنه يمكن أن يكون هناك مستقبل أفضل لنا جميعا. ربما استسلم قادتنا : أما نحن فلا…..”
Kader, YaLa member


“اذا كان عرف الشباب مستوى المساولية الملقى على عاتقهم , وانهم من يجب ان يضع جسور التفاهم والشراكة والاخاء بين جميع التيارات والافكار والمعتقدات , فانهم سيساهم بفعالية”

Aymen, YaLa member


“Hi all. We are one for peace. Let’s do it, it’s easy. Who wants to be my friend?”

Mohammad, YaLa member from Palestine


“I hope one Day come we can meet together Egyptian, Palestinian and Israeli. Please Support peace, let us forget what our governors do, let us only love each other and live in peace. Peace for all people.”

Kareem, YaLa member from Egypt


 “I won’t begin to describe how glad I am that I found u guys) thanks to YaLa I met amazing people here, even though we have dark moments of doubt & helplessness, u guys still bring hope in the end of the day.. Sincerely, LUV U ALL :-D! YaLaaaaaa :)))))”

Jey, YaLa member from Palestine