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High-school student: It’s important to find out for yourself what people are actually like

Dear council member,
I’m emailing to encourage you to approve Nablus as Boulder’s 8th sister city.
I am a senior at Shining Mountain Waldorf School and when I was 16 I had the opportunity to spend three weeks as a volunteer in Nablus. During that time, I mostly played soccer with local kids in a summer camp. I loved Palestinian people because they are so friendly, so generous, and by far they are some of the nicest people I have ever met.
One thing I noticed after I returned home is that a lot of my classmates think that Palestinians are terrorists and it made me realize how important it is to go and find out for yourself what the people are actually like. I believe that this is why sister cities are so valuable to our community and I hope you will vote to approve Nablus as an official sister city.
Thank you very much,
Jordan Cherin
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