fredag 8 juni 2012

Nakbah Day organizer reveals his religious hate on Israel

The official so called Nakbah Day celebration took place in Stockholm at Sergels Torg on May 15th. Speakers from religious and leftist groups like Ung Vänster, Svenska Muslimer för Fred och Rättvisa, SSU and Palestinagrupperna and Swedish Ship To Gaza and even Judar för Israelisk-Palestinsk Fred participated on the initiative of this man. This year he spoke so nicely about coexistence in Palestine between jews and muslims as he introduced Dror Feiler from Ship To Gaza and the loudest (if not the only) voice of Judar för israelisk-palestinsk Fred. Later comments on the internet however reveals that the organizer had completely different opinion on jews that he seemed to have while introducing Dror Feiler. And those comments are more following in the same footsteps as  his speech last year. As a speaker last years on the Nakbah Day he declared war on Israel and made a loud hate speech in arabic against jews.

The question is: Do other participants know that they take part in an organized manifestation together with someone who openly has called for war on Israel, who does not believe in making any agreement with jews?

A critical eye on hate towards jews and Israel

From now on I will also start covering anti-israel incidents in Sweden when I find such things. You will see how these things are very much linked together.

torsdag 7 juni 2012

Chen and Yana allowed to dance together in Israel

The song name is Asor ("Forbidden"). But there is nothing forbidden going on in the video. Not in this country anyhow. Not in Israel.
This video has been around now for a while. Chen Aharoni is one of few israeli artists that still perform modern uptempo  music and he has never fallen into the mizrahi field though he is mizrahi jew. I really think he deserves better success even internationally. Chen is a pop star for international release. On the other hand I am glad he sticks to hebrew because the language is so nice to listen to rather than English.

This video is not particularly interesting the way it is made but a cool thing is that a member of "Big Brother Israel" of 2012 is dancing with Chen in the video. Her name is Yana Yosef and her mother is a muslim. Kol ha Kavod to Chen for this video and this tune!

Ishtar and Kobi Peretz new FRESH arabohebrew love hit

Ishtar Alabina and Kobi Peretz have just released their first music video together.
The words are in hebrew and arabic as their last song that went an international hit, Yachad ("Together") and for which they received an award for in New York for best duet at Big Apple Awards.
This new song is produced in the same typical mizrahi manner as Yachad and speaks of course of love.
I just wonder where you can find such a house in the desert as in this video? The house more let me think of a house in the Caribbean than in the Negev. The song is featured on Kobi Peretz album  "Katuv Bashamaim"("Written in the Sky"). Ishtar is CURRENTLY working on releasing a new album for the world.

tisdag 15 maj 2012

Psalms on the dancefloor

A psalm from the Book of songs gets a new life on the dance floor in Israel.

"If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning
Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth, if I do not remember you, if I do not set Jerusalem above my highest joy!"

"Om jag glömmer dig Jerusalem, 
må min högra hand förlamas.Må min tunga fastna vid gommen om jag inte tänker på dig - om jag inte sätter Jerusalem högre än allt annat"

"אם אשכחך ירושליםתשכך ימיניתדבק לשוני 
להיכיאם לא אצכרתכיאם 
לא אעלה את ירושליםעל ראש שמחתי"

torsdag 10 maj 2012

Flo Rida vs SnoBeatz feat Hadas
As I love cover versions I just had to mention this newly released track
Here is an Israeli cover version of Flo Ridas hit "Good Feeling"

söndag 6 maj 2012

Ivri Lider - Mishehu Pa'am

Ivri Lider is releasing a new solo single...mixing all the different faces of Israel.
Ivri Lider is also currently working with the TYP-band - that has electronic sound. The new single is more traditional Ivri Lider rock/pop.