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Israeli Eurovision duo stand firm to wave flag of co-existence

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on April 16, 2009

“The Israeli government is sending the two of you to Moscow as part of its propaganda machine that is trying to create the appearance of Jewish-Arab ‘coexistence’ under which it carries out the daily massacre of Palestinian civilians,” the letter said. “Israeli artists, authors and intellectuals that take part in this propaganda machine, instead of working for justice, equality and the upholding of human and civil rights, not to mention international law, are partners to the crime.”

For full article, visit http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/apr/15/israel-eurovision-interview

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  1. owlminerva said, on April 17, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    yes, I can understand where the anger is coming from. I still think though that their message essentially says that things can’t go on the way they are. Something has to change. If they would be singing that all is rosy in israel that would be totally unacceptable. It is actually a very sad song. I also think that there should be moments of truce even between the worst enemies. There have to be moments of humanity. If not you totally stop seeing each other as human beings. Singing can be such a moment.
    Also, I think the left in israel should concentrate on the real battles, if there is still such a thing as a real left in israel these days. They are actually louder with the protest over this song than when the atrocities in gaza were happening. I thought the left was afwully silent in january. They should focus on polical solutions and trying to convince the israeli that the path they are taking is completely wrong with all sorts of mass campaigns. What is the left doing in israel these days????

    Anyway. I never though i ever would be defending a eurovision song festival so much! I hate that whole festival. To be honest. And I don’t like this song particularly. But yes, I do like the intention behind it and I think it is very sad that there is this outcry over it. The outcry should be over gaza and westbank. Let the singers sing their song. But I do understand why you think it’s hypocritical, I believe your intentions are good too.


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