The Best Uber Ride I Ever Had. Me: A Mid-20's Jew. the Driver: A Mid-40's Palestinian

His name was Ra'id and he was exceptionally friendly. We started talking about the city of Chicago when mentioned he was from Jerusalem. I excitedly started speaking to him in Hebrew, to which he replied "No, I'm Palestinian..." After a moment of tension he said:
  1. We are cousins you, and I!
  2. The problem isn't people like us, it's religious extremists from both sides
  3. It's sad because Palestinians and Jews, we are cousins! Family.
  4. The killing just needs to stop
  5. That's the best pizza in Chicago!
  6. You are my friend now, my cousin! We are cousins.