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Global Activism: Healing Interethnic Conflict within Arab and Jewish Communities

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Global Activism: Healing Interethnic Conflict within Arab and Jewish Communities

It's Thursday, and time for our Global Activism series. Each Thursday, we hear about an individual who's decided to work to make the world a better place.

Today, we'll catch up with a group we've featured before…

Play for Peace is an organization that works to bring communities in conflict together through play.

They're active in Guatemala , Northern Ireland , India and here in Chicago . Today we'll hear about their work in Israel .

Sammer Mouallem is Play for Peace's Middle East Regional Coordinator. He's a Palestinian citizen of Israel .

Within its 7.2 million people, Israel is country with numberous of divisions. The 80% Jewish community is divided into different groups. There are new immigrants from the former Soviet Union, or Ethiopia and older immigrant Ashkenazi immigrant groups from Europe .

Within the Palestinian community there are divisions as well; Christians (10%), Muslims (80%) and Druze (10%).

Samer Mouallem told Jerome about the ethnic and geographic divisions within Israeli society.

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