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  • Fluent in Arabic, English, Hebrew (modern); learning Turkish
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • student
  • BA, MA in Arab Studies
  • From West Bloomfield (near Detroit), MI, USA
  • Profile 45% complete

About Me


being the change i want to see in the world


I grew up in Michigan but spent a couple of years living in the Middle East (Israel, Palestine and Syria.) working and studying. I like to read, travel, explore, learn new languages, play sports. I like history and wikipedia. I am a graduate student at Georgetown (Washington D.C.) in Arab Studies. Other hobbies include basketball, bridge, ultimate frisbee, running, stand-up comedy, dancing, drinking.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I've surfed mostly in Europe and had amazing experiences.


  • dancing
  • running
  • drinking
  • traveling
  • muslim
  • sports
  • basketball
  • history
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: I wish I had more free time to read literature, but I mostly read academic stuff. movies: v for vendetta, crash, rounders, bourne trilogy, music: reggae, rock, pop, music i can dance to,

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

shiite muslims doing ashura, chasidic jews at mount meron on tisha b'av, getting shot at by israeli soldiers protesting the separation wall/fence, meeting islamic jihad, hamas and hezbollah guys in the west bank and lebanon, studying in an ultra-orthdox jewish seminary, having my first successful conversation in turkish, driving from California to Michigan in 2 days, learning how to swallow a pill !!!

Countries I’ve Visited

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Egypt, Guatemala, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Serbia, Turkey

Countries I’ve Lived In

Israel, Palestine, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, United States

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