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Israeli Band Gets Ready for An Arab Tour

Society & Culture  (tags: activists, culture, music, Israel, Turkey, Arab, freedoms )

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Members of Orphaned Land have taken the unusual step of applying for Turkish citizenship, which will allow them to put on shows for fans in Arab nations.

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Barbara K (60)
Thursday November 1, 2012, 1:22 pm
Wishing them success, thanks, my friend.

Paul B (22)
Thursday November 1, 2012, 1:44 pm
Interesting... anything that might bridge the gap is welcomed and encouraged. there has to be some methods for showing that the differences aren't what people have been engrained to believe as children. Arabs and especially Muslims need to learn the laws of acceptance and maybe things like this can begin to reach the younger generations to the lies they have been taught.

Past Member (0)
Thursday November 1, 2012, 1:53 pm
Very brave. An important step. Wishing them huge successes!

Apolonia Pl (393)
Thursday November 1, 2012, 2:32 pm
I wish them good luck!!!

Gillian M (218)
Thursday November 1, 2012, 2:42 pm
The arts have always crossed barriers. I wish them well.

MmAway M (506)
Thursday November 1, 2012, 2:47 pm
Wow Alex, Thank you so much for this....when I was watching the video I actually got waves of goosebumps....Like he said "the power of music"

Good Speed to them and waves of success! Like I said WOW

Alexa R (319)
Thursday November 1, 2012, 2:58 pm
Same here Marilyn .. waves of goosebumps listening to Kobi Farhi and co. Great vid ..!

Past Member (0)
Thursday November 1, 2012, 5:04 pm

Hilary S (65)
Thursday November 1, 2012, 5:08 pm
an innovative step ..

Glenn Byrnes (197)
Thursday November 1, 2012, 5:26 pm
Now that is good news.

marie C (163)
Thursday November 1, 2012, 6:14 pm
thanks Alexandra

pam w (139)
Thursday November 1, 2012, 7:51 pm
I wish them good luck and hope they have the most professional security possible! It's a valiant effort!

Maggie Kearns (7)
Thursday November 1, 2012, 9:31 pm
Thanks,Alexandra! I wish them the best.

Jenny Dooley (830)
Thursday November 1, 2012, 10:06 pm
I wish them success!

Iain A (66)
Friday November 2, 2012, 12:48 am
Thanks for sharing Alexandra. Fingers crossed for them !

Stan B (123)
Friday November 2, 2012, 1:32 am
It's a pity they have to apply for Turkish citizenship to do their tour.
Thanks Alex.

Ruth C (87)
Friday November 2, 2012, 4:54 am
Through music you can unite the world!

natalie n (164)
Friday November 2, 2012, 8:30 am
this is revolutionary. may they be safe at all times.

Jane H (139)
Friday November 2, 2012, 8:41 am
how cool---wishing them safety also.

Jay S (116)
Friday November 2, 2012, 9:50 am
They sound quirky, but looking at that photo of them with a depiction that is obviously of Jesus Christ - it's interesting that they can do that without fear of causing worldwide riots and having to live in hiding due to death threats, as they would most definitely had to do if one of them had passed himself off as Mohammed. Hmmm

Lynn Geth (185)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 12:57 pm
As Kobi Farhi said "Music has no religion". It's a valient move that he's taken and I wish them the best of luck. Rob and Jay....just my opinion but maybe he dressed like Jesus Christ because Christ was born a Jew. Just sayin'. Of course you're right about what might happen if he depicted himself as Mohammed. Disaster!
Thank you so much Alex, for this uplifting article and video.

. (0)
Monday November 12, 2012, 12:39 pm
Thanks Alex. Who knows what good can come of this........:::))
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