As for music, the Arab jews who came from Morocco to Iraq, were accomplished musicians in the Arab lands. it is difficult to say where a chop comes, it is hard to say who was the first to put a set of notes together for the first time. Is folk music mixed with electric guitars Jewish? because it was invented by Robert Zimmerman (Bob Dylan) or has it just fit into what we call American music. Raichel's music is lovely stuff, quite soothing, magically rooted in a distinct mix of cultures both traditional and modern. A friend of mine sings on it as well, I will not mention her name. Instead of being an idiot, give it a listen, I have no problem listening to Khalid or Nusrat. Or is your hate and frustration that much more powerful than your capability to love and respect? Give it a listen, you will be pleasantly surprised.
High Court: Illegal West Bank homes to be demolished (Haaretz)
from the article: N.Y. Times: Idan Raichel disc among 'most notable albums'