Yigal was born and raised in Jerusalem, where he learned about the many mechanisms of segregation and oppression that are imposed on the people of this country. In Jerusalem, he also saw the violence and experienced the pain which are the inevitable results of this segregation. The majority of his political activism was done through the Bereaved Palestinian- Israeli Family Forum and through Combatants for peace, where he first learned about the great strength that comes from joint Jewish-Palestinian education and human encounter.
As of 2020, he lives in Tel Aviv and works on completing his MA in Middle Eastern studies, with the hope to continue and discover times and situations that allowed a life of partnership and solidarity between those we have grown used to seeing living apart. Yigal also works as a Program Coordinator at Sadaka-Reut.
( Information via MedjiTours: https://mejditours.com/livestream-crossing-boundaries-international-travel-2/episode-9-lean-on-me/#:~:text=Arab%20Aramin%20was%20born%20in,is%20in%20Anata%2C%20East%20Jerusalem. )