Lines in the Sand is a podcast featuring honest conversations between two friends. Adam is an Israeli, and Rami is a Palestinian. They intelligently discuss the current conflict between their two peoples as well as previous wars and tribulations between Israel and the Palestinian people.
Adam Alfia was born in Israel in 1970. He lived in a small suburb of Tel Aviv called Holon, and moved to the United States in 1977 when he was 7 years old. His family made it a point to go back and visit Israel every summer and Adam has continued that tradition with his children. Although almost all of his aunts and uncles moved to the U.S. around the same time that Adam's parents did, they have all moved back to retire. Adam has a large family still in Israel in the Tel Aviv area. Adam has six children (four girls and two boys) ranging in age from six to 30.
Rami Rassas is a Palestinian American, born in Scottsdale, AZ. His parents were born in Jerusalem and married there. The majority of his family still resides in the West Bank and a few in Gaza. Born in Scottsdale but raised in Dallas, Rami always maintained close ties to his culture. Now a celebrity chef, Rami credits his passion for food to his time as a young child in Jerusalem with his grandmother and family cooking. Growing up in the United States, Rami stayed connected with his culture and his people. His mother, Maha, is a prominent figure in the Arabic entertainment community, having published poetry books and written songs for some of the top Arabic musicians in the world.
Lines In The Sand is recorded at the DSP Media Group (www.DSPMediaOnline.com) studio in Dallas, TX.