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in response to reader comment: The song sung by Jews

Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Mar 29, 2014 at 08:14

Hi Sara

These Syrian Christians are friends of Israel and they admire the Jewish people

But it seems to me that you are not aware that the best rendition of the song was by the late Ofra Haza and she was very popular in the Arabic speaking world because she used to sing in Arabic and watch this


It seems to me that many Arabs loved the song Yerushalem Shel Zahav without realizing the significance of the song to many Jews and there is a famous Egyptian singer his name is Moustafa Amar who plagiarized the music and now he has a song about the "love of the country" watch this


It also worked the other way as it seems that in the days before the internet many of the very popular Egyptian movies made in the 1940's through the 1970's (the golden age of the movie industry in Egypt or Hollywood on the Nile) were very popular in Israel and not to forget Om Kalthoum

The point is this is a small world what can I tell you


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