On Root How 'Europe' and 'Maghreb' Both Come From Hebrew

The Hebrew word for 'west' is ma'arav, thus Hollywood cowboy movies are ma'aravonim. Add a scimitar-slinger and camel, and what you get is a falafel western.

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