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How Chewing 10 Tons Of Sunflower Seeds Brings Arabs And Israelis Together
If there’s one thing Israelis and Arabs never argue about – it’s their mutual love for sunflower seeds. “Seeds of Bliss” (بذر / גרעינים) is a project by Israeli artist, Noam Edry, which brings Middle Eastern peoples together through the ancient munching and shell-spitting habit.
The artist’s goal is to bring people in the Middle East together to chew a total of 10 tons of sunflower seeds. In order to do this, Edry chose pairs of neighboring Arab and Israeli cities, such as Aqaba and Eilat, Nablus and Haifa, and Jenin and Afula. Successful events have already taken place in Aqaba in Jordan and Haifa in Israel with Israeli and Arab “star chewers.”
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