Elmo helps Ellison show support for Palestinian version of Sesame Street

Congressman Keith Ellison would be tickled if Congress continued its support of "Sharaa Simsim," the Palestinian version of Sesame Street.
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Congressman Keith Ellison would be tickled if Congress continued its support of "Sharaa Simsim," the Palestinian version of Sesame Street.

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