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"Politically Charged" Barenboim yet again.

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Posted on May 2, 2012, 8:04:58 AM PDT
Wyote says:
Been to Aqaba, and personally seen Arab Muslim women walking around with their heads exposed, getting tans on a beach wearing bikinis. Unbelievable!

Israel is politically too savvy to stop a Palestinian orchestra from having a performance. And "all its wrong-doing" is for all practical purposes an empty set, an abstract category with no concrete content.

Posted on May 2, 2012, 8:06:51 AM PDT
Wyote says:
But of course the bikinis are oppressive, restrictive clothing imposed on women by closed-minded religions dominant in some parts of the West. In the truly enlightened parts, women tan topless on the beach.

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Posted on May 2, 2012, 8:15:41 AM PDT
Skaynan says:
Well, more to the point: Women are allowed to play music and perform.

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Posted on May 2, 2012, 9:13:11 AM PDT
<<All it does is bring out the Israel bashers, including those who hide behind a cloak of "impartiality" and soon will bring out their>>
these sort of threads also brings out the extremists of the other side.

"ANY criticism of Israel, is TOO much criticism of Israel" types.

Posted on May 2, 2012, 9:15:41 AM PDT
Skaynan says:
No prob Donna. I'm with you on this. The international media anti-Israeli bias seems really unfair to me. Deleting the post.

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Posted on May 2, 2012, 10:37:54 AM PDT
Henry Kaspar says:
Political debates - especially if related to issues as emotionally charged as Israel/Palestine - tend to spiral out of control in anonymous forums. But this one: so far, so good. Civilized and interesting. So why not continue as long as it stays this way?

Posted on May 3, 2012, 5:16:40 AM PDT
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scarecrow says:
Well Henry is right, these discussions do get out of control; I think because no one accepts working toward a middle, it is either this "You are with me or against me. . ." nothing in between. .
And this issue does foment hatred for everyone; Nothing is resolved with this. . . So . .

1)In not taking sides, you are taking sides, you simply want the situation to continue as is; would be the first issue;
1a) which is why there are no sides to take, we all should work to resolving this problem, understanding it deeply;
2) get rid of the bias, there is plenty of it;in fact that's all you get in the USA Media. . .
3) there is such a thing as Jewish Fundamentalism, look it up it is never mentioned, too embarrassing for most American Jews--, it is every bit as militant extreme as the other brand names we all know and love of the Fundamentalists. . .
4) Why should the Arts be thrown into this cause,?, how about people children dead every day in Africa, the Congo, 10 million dead over the past 14 years- from malnutrition, wars, genocide, diseases;
5) if you look, there is plenty of interesting works in the visual arts on the political Middle East; photographers;painters;
6) Composer Dror Feiler has works that are pro-Palestinian. He's the only one I know from youtube, and Issa Boulos, a Palestinian composer.
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