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TEDxJaffa - Osama Elewat - Finding Friends Among Your Enemy

In his very personal TEDxJaffa talk, Osama Elewat shares part of the journey that lead him towards becoming a Palestinian peacemaker.Osama was born in Jerusalem and moved to Jericho in his childhood. After completing school he joined the Palestinian police force and worked in both the department of investigation and in the computer department. In 2007, he returned to college to complete his education in the electronics field and today owns and operates a mobile phone store. Since 2007, he has been active in many peace organizations and co-founded Visit Palestine, a grassroots organization that brings Israelis to Palestine, along with his friend, Ahmed Heliou.In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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