Thursday, January 29, 2009

'You can't kill Gazans and cry over them too'

The Israeli singer Noa (Achinoam Nini), who is set to represent Israel in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest, has withdrawn from a Gaza fundraising concert after receiving harsh criticism for her support of the mass killings of civilians in Gaza. During the Gaza massacre Noa had issued a letter pledging full support for the Israeli governments actions and putting the blame on the Palestinians themselves. After Noa refused to retract her pro-massacre statements, director Juliano Mer-Khamis commented
"There is nothing more patronizing, arrogant or presumptuous than to tell people who have freely elected one political movement or another, that it is a cancer. One can't help but be disgusted by people who support [Gaza massacre] and then buy blankets for the handicapped children that remain alive. You can't kill the Gazans and cry over them too."

Noa is marketed internationally, not the least to counter calls for Israel's expulsion from the Eurovision, as a 'pro-peace' artist. Her support for the Gaza massacre ought to shed any illusions about those postures.

Source: Ynet
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