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'''Makram''' is an Arab student who appeared on ''[[Rechov Sumsum]]'' in [[1985]]. While the series had previously featured an Arab student as a minor character, Makram was prominently featured, and used to stress the common ground between Arabs and Jews.
 
'''Makram''' is an Arab student who appeared on ''[[Rechov Sumsum]]'' in [[1985]]. While the series had previously featured an Arab student as a minor character, Makram was prominently featured, and used to stress the common ground between Arabs and Jews.
   
In one such skit, Makram encounters a neighborhood girl singing a Hebrew song, "It's a Very Small World." Makram points out that the exact same song is equally popular in Arabic. "The two get the children in the neighborhood together - who were recruited for the segment from local Jewish and Arab schools - and sing the song as a group, alternately in Arabic and Hebrew."<ref>Friedman, Thomas L. "U.S. May See Israeli ''Sesame Street''." ''The New York Times''. February 26, [[1985]]</ref>
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In one such skit, Makram encounters one of his neighbors singing a song in Hebrew, "[[It's a Small World]]." Makram points out that the exact same song is equally popular in Arabic. "The two get the children in the neighborhood together - recruited for the segment from local Jewish and Arab schools - and sing the song as a group, alternately in Arabic and Hebrew." The segment was later included in the first season of ''[[Shalom Sesame]]''. <ref>Friedman, Thomas L. "U.S. May See Israeli ''Sesame Street''." ''The New York Times''. February 26, [[1985]]</ref>
   
 
==Sources==
 
==Sources==

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Makram

Makram is an Arab student who appeared on Rechov Sumsum in 1985. While the series had previously featured an Arab student as a minor character, Makram was prominently featured, and used to stress the common ground between Arabs and Jews.

In one such skit, Makram encounters one of his neighbors singing a song in Hebrew, "It's a Small World." Makram points out that the exact same song is equally popular in Arabic. "The two get the children in the neighborhood together - recruited for the segment from local Jewish and Arab schools - and sing the song as a group, alternately in Arabic and Hebrew." The segment was later included in the first season of Shalom Sesame. [1]

Sources

  1. Friedman, Thomas L. "U.S. May See Israeli Sesame Street." The New York Times. February 26, 1985

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