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Two Friends Explore Common Ground


Two Central Oregonians, of Palestinian and Jewish descent, explore meaningful conversations following Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack

Not long after the Hamas attack on Israeli citizens of Oct. 7, Redmond resident Karim Bouris, who claims “100% Palestinian, 100% Lebanese and 100% American” descent, came to the Source Weekly with an interesting proposition: An interview with himself and his friend Jordan Schiff, who grew up in a conservative Jewish family in the South, where they’d explore their friendship from what might be construed as “opposing sides.” We took Bouris up on the offer and raised him one, bringing the pair onto a recent episode of the Bend Don’t Break podcast…

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