04-27-2005, 12:20 AM
I found this posted on an art website. Don't know how accurate/inaccurate it is.Reply
A peace song with both Hebrew and Arabic lyrics aired simultaneously on Israeli and Palestinian radio stations Sunday, the latest sign of thawing relations between the two sides.
The song, "In my Heart'', sung by Israeli singer David Broza and Palestinian singer Wisam Murad, recognizes both people's claim to the land they have battled over for more than half a century.
While the song's debut was only a minor step toward reconciliation, it was the latest in a series of events that point to improving relations between the two sides.
Since longtime Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat died on Nov. 11, the Palestinians elected the more moderate and pragmatic Mahmoud Abbas as president, formed a new Cabinet dominated by highly educated professionals, and declared a mutual cease-fire with Israel.
"I believe that through music we can close the gap between the two peoples and create an atmosphere for politicians on both sides to do what should be done,'' said Israel army radio host Razi Barkai, who was the first Israeli to be interviewed on the Voice of Palestine since violence erupted more than four years ago.
The road to reconciliation has been bumpy, but it has brought much needed relief to Palestinians and Israelis, who lost thousands of loved ones in more than four years of bloodshed.
Since the cease-fire agreement was sealed with a handshake between Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Abbas on Feb. 8, the death toll has dropped dramatically on both sides and Israel has withdrawn troops from two West Bank towns, handing over security control to Palestinian police.
The Voice of Palestine's director, Bassem Abu Sumaya, said the joint singing event marks the beginning of a new era.
"During the uprising, no one would have thought of this because we lived in devastation,'' Abu Sumaya said.
05-03-2005, 12:27 AM
It is not up to the Israeli Occupation Forces on HOW the muslims reclaim their land from them. The Israeli Occupations forces won't give it to us through peaceful means, that os why War is the only option.
Remember how hard Salahudeen tried to get back Filisteen? Filisteen will return to to the muslims given time Insha'allah.
05-06-2005, 02:57 AM
Based on the same logic, should the Jews be fighting to reclaim the land that was stolen from them when the Muslim armies invaded it?Reply
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