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Momentary Taste of Peace and Joy: Israeli Soldiers Join Arab Wedding Dance


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Beth
- 303 days ago - israelnationalnews.com
A highly unusual IDF soldiers taking part in a nightclub dance in Hevron. The event reportedly took place at an Arab wedding celebration. The universal love of music can sometimes bring joyously together, even for a delicious moment to be savored.



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Beth S. (316)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 2:28 pm
Is peace here? It apparently was, for a minute at least, in a Hevron nightclub.

A highly unusual video posted to Youtube shows IDF soldiers taking part in a nightclub dance in Hevron. The soldiers are reportedly from the Givati brigade and they can be seen hoisted on the shoulders of revelers, as a variation on the song “Gangnam Style” is being played. The event reportedly took place at an Arab wedding celebration.

Arutz Sheva has learned that the soldiers involved have been temporarily suspended from taking part in operational activities and that the matter is under IDF investgation.

David Ha'ivri of the Shomron Liaison Office said that the video shows “the theater of the absurd” of the Middle East.

“While Arab soldiers are killing Arab civilians in Syria and Egypt, Israeli soldiers are dancing with Arab youth in Hevron, he observed. “It makes you think that the that maybe the never ending peace negotiations with the PLO are superfluous.

He also gleaned a political observation from the video: “If Arab youths in Hevron dance with Israeli soldiers on their shoulders,” he said, “obviously American and EU pressure on Israel are not required to force the sides to live peacefully here.”

This is not the first time IDF soldiers have gotten in trouble for dancing in Hevron. In 2010, Nahal soldiers were put on trial after they created a viral video by dancing in Hevron's casbah.
 

Patricia Martinez (12)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 2:35 pm

What a wonderful thing to get in trouble for! Such "trouble" should break out all over the world permanently!
 

Helen Porter (41)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 9:28 pm
TRUE


He also gleaned a political observation from the video: “If Arab youths in Hevron dance with Israeli soldiers on their shoulders,” he said, “obviously American and EU pressure on Israel are not required to force the sides to live peacefully here.”
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If the blood sucking politicians would just vacate, the people would get along together just fine.
 

Patricia H. (468)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 2:20 am
noted
 

Hilary S. (45)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 3:20 am
just shows enmity between israelis and palestinians isn't universal. as if we didn't know.
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 4:20 am
Hmmmm
 

Birgit W. (140)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 5:16 am
I love it. What a way to get connected to each other. The soldiers should not get suspended for dancing with the Arabs. PEACE!
Maybe if we had no politicians we might get much better along with each other.
 

Lona Goudswaard (67)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 5:35 am
Nice to see such a positive, hopeful article from the region. I hope the soldiers were not suspended for joining in the dance.
 

Bob P. (424)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 6:48 am
thanks for sharing
 

Carol D. (104)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 10:55 am
When my brother lived in Israel a few years ago many Israelis are friends with arabs We only hear the half of it or the bad
 

Jane H. (126)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 1:14 pm
how cool! Ah, youth!
 

Allan Yorkowitz (457)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 2:41 pm
To actually be criticized for,yes, not being on post, and doing their duty is one thing. For the greater good, for goodness sake let it go. I'm very surprised at Israel's position on this.
 

Connie O. (37)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 8:55 pm
Perhaps we should play music over loud speakers, and everyone will end up dancing in the street and forget about war! A nice dream anyway!
 

Debra Tate (17)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 9:02 am
Noted! Was nice to see them put away their differences even if only for a little while!
 
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