Jo Amar, middle, and his players during a concert in the 1950's.

The Hardest-hitting Protest Song Ever Written in Israel

In ‘Employment Office,’ the late Moroccan-Israeli singer Jo Amar describes the humiliation a moment before the fury erupted

“Lishkat Avoda” (“employment office” in Hebrew) may be the most incisive protest song ever recorded in Israel. It’s certainly the strongest protest song that is unknown to the great majority of Israelis — who...

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