An Israeli club DJ who has helped make ethnic Arab music the hottest late-night trend in fashionable nightspots in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, the 26-year-old Tel Avivian said to himself ‘if Arab music has become so popular among Israelis, then bringing Arab DJs to Israel will be even better.’
So last week, Einhorn made history of sorts by bringing together Palestinian, Jordanian and Israeli DJs under one roof in Jerusalem in the name of coexistence and a common love of fusing together traditional Arab music with club rhythms.
Bridge For Peace featuring Einhorn, Palestinian DJ Khalil from Ramallah, and Jordanian DJ Kalice from Amman, drew over 800 people to Jerusalem’s bursting after-midnight dance club Haoman 17, where Israelis gyrated to the dizzying sounds of the ancient/modern music.
Source: [Israel 21C]
Why I am not surprised that this was not reported in the Jordanian press? I guess journalists shy away from covering these kinds of stories for fear of being labeled "normalizers." I believe these initiatives should be highlighted in the local and the international press as it shows that in spite of the bloody mayhem taking place in our region we can still co-exist peacefully and even create music.
You are lucky the israelis aren’t as ruthless as you otherwise they would use those 100 nukes
What peace are “Israelis” calling by?
Even a resolution of Palestinians living side by side with their long term foes – “Israelis” is unacceptable.
I quote: “Mofaz said the best that could be expected was another round of interim agreements between Israel and the Palestinians. “I’m not at all sure that we can ever reach a peace agreement with the present Palestinian leadership,” Mofaz told the paper. “We shall have to wait for the next generation.” ”
Another round??Interim agreements?
It took Palestinians 11+ years after that unprecedented White House lawn handshake between Arafat and Rabin to reach the hell they live in today.
Mofaz, “Israel”‘s defence minister, suggested yesterday to wait for the next generation.
Apparently such interim agreements would “allow Israel to avoid dealing with explosive issues, such as the fate of Jerusalem and Jewish settlements in the West Bank. ”
Peace with the current office is a joke.
Afterall, who can make peace with an Arab hating Jew from a Persian descent – Mofaz, and a key role player, Sharon, in milestone massacres in Palestinian history – Sabra & Shatila to Jenin refugee camp.
It’s great that you are highlighting this effort at reconciliation.
And even overcoming the legacy of the worst hate imaginable is possible:
“Seventy years after Hitler’s ascendance to power and 60 years after the Holocaust, more Jews are flooding into Germany than into any other country, Israel included. …they see Germany as a ‘safe country.'”
I agree with Sakhafat that a one state solution, a secular democracy with equal rights for all, would be ideal, and that Israel is guilty of a mild form of Apartheid.
Unlike Sakhafat I believe that a majority of Israeli Jews feel likewise, but also feel that the occupation is necessary self defense, with their survival at stake.