Alicia, come to Israel. Here is why. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Sam
    • 04.06.13 | 04:22 (IDT)

    One night, I was on a building's top right under the Empire State Building. It was my first time in New York. Everything around me was amazing : music, people, and buildings everywhere. And suddenly I heard Alicia Key's song about New York. Then Alicia Key's voice became the voice of my love for this crazy town. From this minute, Alicia Keys entered my life. I love you, Alicia, and I love Israel, so please come. I want peace, I believe in a two states solution, I love democracy. Don't believe Israel's enemies : Israel is not perfect but Israel is a great democracy. Israel's enemies are not. Come, ask and see. Most of all, Israel is a great human adventure. And please just think : there are so many people in Israel fighting for peace, so many on the left, so many on the center, so many great writers, so many professors, so many teachers, so many politicians, so many journalists, etc, fighting for two states... Almost all of them are definitely against a boycott. Israel is not in an easy situation. War began long before occupation because Its enemies wanted to erase it from the map. This is still what many of them want to do : Iran, Hamas, etc. Come, Israel is not perfect but it's a great country with democratic values; if you love freedom, if you love democracy, you'll love Israel.

    from the article: Be strong, Alicia Keys. Be fierce. Talk truth. Come to Israel.
    First published 16:37 03.06.13 | Last updated 16:37 03.06.13
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