Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Jewish-Arab Peace Song (w/ English subtitles)

At Mosquito Blog we spend a lot of time uncovering all the negative horrors in the Middle East that we are shielded from by our poor excuse for a media, which is to say that we are pointing out that the alienation, hatred and misunderstanding in that region, particularly in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, are problems for our common humanity that we must face. We painfully show you the consequences of the path of fear and hatred, but as Jimi Hendrix implored in one Dylan song he recorded, "There must be some way out of here", said the joker to the thief (All Along the Watchtower). And there is! Trust me on this, or there would be no civilization at all if it weren't so.

What is that way? It is the path of love and peace, of letting go of your ego and all its conundrums and just loving one another, of just surrendering to the presence of peace, which is the transcendent reality beyond duality in the first place, where we all belong spiritually anyway. And here is a bold song a beautiful friend just sent me to direct that spirit of love and peace into the hearts of Moslems and Jews everywhere. For centuries you, both descendents of Abraham, got along pretty well together in Spain and much of the Middle East, so it is not that this is an impossible task, to love one another and forgive one another. Just listen to the song and see where it takes you.

These are the notes from the YouTube video you are looking at:

A group of Jewish-Israeli and Palestinian singers and musicians joined together to perform the Hebrew-Arabic song "Hevenu Shalom Aleinu" (We Brought Peace Upon Us) - "Ma Ana Ajmal Min Salam" (There is Nothing More Beautiful Than Peace).

Background: This song, commissioned by the organization Peace Child Israel and adopted as its anthem, was arranged by Israeli composer and singer Shlomo Gronich, who is the second singer to appear in the video (with the goatee). Sung in both Hebrew and Arabic, this beautiful, Middle-Eastern melody has the power to heal and transform Arab and Jewish communities. Down with the Occupation! Let's start an era of coexistence based on mutual respect and human dignity!

Zehava Ben, Shlomo Gronich, Nivine Jaabri, Elias Julianos, Eli Luzon, Lubna Salame, Lea Shabat and Sahmir Shukri and participants from the Peace Child Israel workshops.


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ateet said...

YES, YES, YES, this is it!! we are all humans and can celebrate this beautifull life together. lets forget the stupid politicians and religions which only seperate us. lets celebrate the the truth and reality that we are all one... shalom+salam, love+peace, joy+celebration. this is what we are here for!!!!

rajmani said...

We all have the same dreams, don't we? Peace, joy, love, understanding, celebrating life, opening our hearts. Let's just do it! Let's sing and dance together as beautiful people all over the world. So simple! Thank you!

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