A German Duo's Requiem for Palestine

Two German musicians are presenting a symphony in East Jerusalem and the West Bank dedicated to their murdered Palestinian partner and his city, Jenin, as well as a boy who was killed by the IDF; they have found little room for collaboration with Israel.

German film producer Benjamin Deiss was visiting Jenin and working in collaboration with Juliano Mer-Khamis when the latter, a celebrated Israeli-Palestinian actor and director, was murdered in April 2011. Leaflets were soon dropped around town suggesting Mer-Khamis had brought in corrupting Western influences. Deiss says his hosts in Jenin recommended he and all the other foreigners in town leave – they...