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Meet Sesame Street's Global Cast of Characters

Over the course of the 40 years that the program has been on the air, Sesame Street has spawned versions in countries around the world

Mahboub- Israel Rechov Sumsum

Mahbub Sesame Street
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Mahboub is an artistic Arab-Israeli Muppet who represents the ideals of the Israeli co-production, Rechov Sumsum. The show aims to help Israeli children learn to respect and appreciate other cultures in this turbulent region. Mahboub speaks both Hebrew and Arabic and interacts with the other diverse characters on the show, including native Israeli Muppets and a Russian-Israeli magic shop owner.

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