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Racing for two states

Ahmed, Dara and Yovav are on a grassroots peace ‘trip.’

The finishing team
Photo by: COURTESY DARA FRANK
There was something unusual about the pickup soccer game formed by a visiting Taglit-Birthright group in Jerusalem’s Sacher Park last month. Among the American, Ashkenazi-looking Jews, the goalie – a burly man standing at over 1.8 meters tall – contrasted with the group, with his olive skin and hooked nose.

His name is Ahmed Helou, and he’s from Jericho.



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