Faour, the travel agent, is an Israeli citizen and cannot enter most Arab countries. He speaks Hebrew and Arabic. Like many Arab citizens of Israel, he complains of discrimination by the state, but says he prefers it to living in a refugee camp.
A cousin he corresponds with regularly, Larissa Ajjawi, has spent her life as one of Lebanon's 436,000 Palestinian refugees who cannot become citizens, hold most jobs or buy property. She speaks Arabic but prefers to write in English or French.
"We talk about general stuff: How are you, what's going on, who got married, stuff like that," said Ajjawi, 40, who lives in Beirut. "We never talk politics. I'd like to ask them what they think about things, but I can't."
When asked separately, their views on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict differ substantially.
For Ajjawi, who says she gets uncomfortable around Israelis when she travels abroad, the solution is simple: All the refugees should come back, and "All the Jews who have come to Palestine since 1948 should go back. They have their own countries."
For Faour, who never has lived outside Israel and has Jewish friends and colleagues, the solution is different, and not at all simple.
"All we want is for there to be peace and two states so that all people can live their lives," he said.
"Of course I want my relatives to come back and live here, but that's not what Israel wants," he said. "It's a very hard question."