Why Your Choice Of Snack Food Is An Important Part Of International Relations

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According to Israeli artist Noam Edry, Israelis and Arabs never disagree about their mutual love for sunflower seeds. Edry decided to bring people from Israel, the West Bank, and Jordan together to chew through 10 tons of seeds. Check out the pictures from some of the “chews,” and watch the video at the bottom to […]

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An Actor You Know And Probably Love Literally Reads Aloud From A Historian's Book, And It's Riveting

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Howard Zinn’s writing + Viggo Mortensen’s voice = history nerd heaven for me. If you’re pretty sick of war, I think you’ll find this a worthwhile viewing. Read more: http://upworthy.com/an-actor-you-know-and-probably-love-literally-reads-aloud-from-a-historians-book-and-its-riveting

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Jon Stewart Of America Meets The Jon Stewart Of Egypt, And Hilarity Ensues

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Last summer, Jon Stewart stopped by the Egyptian TV show “Al Bernameg,” hosted by the brave and hilarious Bassem Youssef (dubbed by some “Egypt’s Jon Stewart”). Amidst the silliness, they end up having a pretty poignant discussion about the power of humor and satire in difficult situations from New York to Cairo and everywhere in […]

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Jon Stewart Made A Dramatic Movie Called 'Rosewater,' And The Trailer Gives Me Chills

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Jon Stewart, host of “The Daily Show” and one of my favorite people when it comes to speaking truth to power, took a summer off last year to shoot a movie. Not star in it, but actually write and direct it. It’s not a comedy. It’s based on the true story of Maziar Bahari, a […]

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Think Arabs And Israelis Can't Agree On Anything? You're So Very, Very Wrong.

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Prejudice isn’t born, it’s taught. That’s why a group of Arab and Israeli parents in Israel decided to create a bilingual, binational school for their kids located in an Arab village. There the students learn Hebrew and Arabic, but most importantly, they learn to get along.  Read more: http://upworthy.com/think-arabs-and-israelis-cant-agree-on-anything-youre-so-very-very-wrong

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I Don’t Think These Kids Trusted Their Teachers Very Much. And They Were Right Not To.

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After grown-ups finish with the violence of war, the winners often turn their attention to the kids. It would be great if more people knew about the “re-education” of kids after a war. It’s totally up to you, but this might be a good one to share with your friends. Read more: http://upworthy.com/i-dont-think-these-kids-trusted-their-teachers-very-much-and-they-were-right-not-to

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OK, OK, I Got One: A Muslim And A Jew Walk Into A Bar … What Do They Demand?

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Two comedians were sat down and asked what they would do for peace between the U.S., Iran, and Israel. What ensues is pure silliness, with a strong request behind it. If you dig the video, hop over to GivePeaceADance.org and check out why we need to push for peace … instead of the other option. […]

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