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    • abraham greenberg
    • 15.01.11 | 19:04 (IST)

    You say the organizers of this concert berated the Army Radio reporter's insensitivity and claimed "we are talking about a cultural event, and there is no place here for a uniformed soldier. Yet, you quote that the motto of the concert was "today an orchestra - tomorrow a state" Sounds more political than cultural to me. To add insult to injury, you later note that the orchestra came to Haifa" and not to"Israel" . Sounds like someone feels Israel has no right to exist, or that perhaps Haifa,, Israel and the entire "zionist entity" are part of Palestine. If you really believed in pluralism, and if this really was a purely cultural event it should make no difference how one is dressed - after all, it's the music and culture that's important. Or, isn't it?

    from the article: In Israel, Palestinian orchestra produces sounds of independence
    First published 13:15 14.01.11 | Last updated 13:15 14.01.11
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