russell simmons in Israel*Russell Simmons is in Israel right now on invitation from the country’s President Shimon Peres.

Although his main title is Hip Hop mogul, the entrepreneur is also an advocate for many causes including veganism. While in Israel, he’s focusing on interfaith trust.

So during his trip, he established an analogy after coming to an understanding about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He says it’s like “a rap beef.”

He broke it down saying Muslims and Jews “have the same aspirations and goals that are much greater than the things they call differences.”

Simmons arrived in Israel on behalf of a foundation that aims to promote face-to-face dialogue between ethnic and religious communities.