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The NBA’s only Jewish player conducted a clinic in southern Israel for Jewish and Palestinian children.

Jordan Farmar, a guard for the Los Angeles Lakers, was in Israel Tuesday in cooperation with the Peres Center for Peace. Farmar, 21, also will lead a workshop Thursday for Jewish and Palestinian girls as part of his eight-day visit.

Israeli women’s basketball star Limor Mizrahi, who is related to Farmar, also participated in the workshop.

Farmar, a former standout at the University of California, Los Angeles, is in his second season playing in the National Basketball Association.

The Peres Center’s Twinned Peace Sports Schools are open to Jewish and Palestinian children aged 6 to 13 from 35 separate schools. They host joint Israeli-Palestinian sports contests every month.

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