Oct 1, 2009

Muppets in Ramallah

The New York Magazine has a really interesting article on how the Sesame Workshop is working to instill tolerance and understanding to Israeli and Palestinian children growing up in Israel. Their two shows, Rechov Sumsum (Israeli) and Shara'a Simsim (Palestinian), are intended to be both educational (as all Sesame Street shows are) and culturally relevant.

It's well worth a read. Cool to see such out-of-the-box thinking to deal with the Middle East's problems.

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