More questions and answers with Salam Qumsiyeh:
What are your plans for the next 5 years?
I will be living in the United States with my American husband-to-be and hopefully working in a known and reliable news source as a media production manager.
What is your spiritual background?
I was born for a Christian family, baptized and confirmed as a Lutheran Christian. Some years ago, I started thinking more about the world and the existence of God. Today, I consider myself to have my own beliefs. I don’t like to follow any ideology, yet I’m a humanitarian and an advocate for the rights of those who are not able to advocate for themselves.
What do you see when you look out your window?
Jerusalem; far away with the existence of checkpoints and restrictions on me by the Israeli government, but close in distance with the fact that it’s only some kilometers away.
Who lives with you? Do you have siblings? How old are they?
In my culture, the whole family stays in the same house (father, mother, siblings). We only leave the family house when we go abroad to study or live in a different city to study or work. I live with my mother, my brother (31) and my sister (21). (my dad passed away in July 2018).