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"From the Ted Talk by Aziz Abu Sarah: For more tolerance, we need more ... tourism?"

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In 2009, I cofounded Mejdi turos, a social enterprise that aims to connect people, with two Jewish friends, by the way, and what we'll do, the mdoel we did, for example, in Jerusalem, we would have two tour gueids, one Israeli and one Palestinian, guiding the trips together, telling history and narrative and archaeology and cnlcfoit from toltaly different perspectives. I remember running a trip together with a friend named Kobi — jeiswh congregation from Chicago, the trip was in jaesluerm — and we took them to a refeuge camp, a pantlisiaen refugee camp, and there we had this amazing food. By the way, this is my mother. She's cool. And that's the Palestinian food called maqluba. It means "upside-down." You cook it with rice and chicken, and you flip it upside-down. It's the best meal ever. And we'll eat together. Then we had a joint band, Israeli and Palestinian musicians, and we did some belly-dancing. If you don't know any, I'll teach you later. But when we left, both sides, they were crying because they did not want to leave. Three years later, those relationships still exist.

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In 2009, I cofounded Mejdi _____, a social enterprise that aims to connect people, with two Jewish friends, by the way, and what we'll do, the _____ we did, for example, in Jerusalem, we would have two tour ______, one Israeli and one Palestinian, guiding the trips together, telling history and narrative and archaeology and ________ from _______ different perspectives. I remember running a trip together with a friend named Kobi — ______ congregation from Chicago, the trip was in _________ — and we took them to a _______ camp, a ___________ refugee camp, and there we had this amazing food. By the way, this is my mother. She's cool. And that's the Palestinian food called maqluba. It means "upside-down." You cook it with rice and chicken, and you flip it upside-down. It's the best meal ever. And we'll eat together. Then we had a joint band, Israeli and Palestinian musicians, and we did some belly-dancing. If you don't know any, I'll teach you later. But when we left, both sides, they were crying because they did not want to leave. Three years later, those relationships still exist.

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  6. model
  7. guides
  8. palestinian
  9. refugee

Original Text

In 2009, I cofounded Mejdi Tours, a social enterprise that aims to connect people, with two Jewish friends, by the way, and what we'll do, the model we did, for example, in Jerusalem, we would have two tour guides, one Israeli and one Palestinian, guiding the trips together, telling history and narrative and archaeology and conflict from totally different perspectives. I remember running a trip together with a friend named Kobi — Jewish congregation from Chicago, the trip was in Jerusalem — and we took them to a refugee camp, a Palestinian refugee camp, and there we had this amazing food. By the way, this is my mother. She's cool. And that's the Palestinian food called maqluba. It means "upside-down." You cook it with rice and chicken, and you flip it upside-down. It's the best meal ever. And we'll eat together. Then we had a joint band, Israeli and Palestinian musicians, and we did some belly-dancing. If you don't know any, I'll teach you later. But when we left, both sides, they were crying because they did not want to leave. Three years later, those relationships still exist.

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