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Uriya Rosenman and Sameh Zakout hit a nerve after their rap song “Let’s Talk Straight” debuted on YouTube in May 2021. For nearly seven minutes, the Jewish and Palestinian artists don’t hold back, trading accusations and sharing their own perspectives. “When I hear an Arab accent, I’m always suspicious,” says Rosenman. “You Jews forget what it’s like to be a minority,” counters Zakout. The song isn’t about hatred, they say, despite the derogatory remarks. Instead, it’s about building a different future in Israel. How this no-holds-barred song came to be is among the latest illustrated features…

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