The Power of Singing to Overcome Israeli Children's Fear of Rockets


By Jonathan Hoffman
November 28, 2012
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joshua789

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 14:16

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Jonathan Hoffman is such an i***t
Let's play his dumb game.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jan/14/palestinian-refugee-camp-chi...

Meanwhile here's what Israeli children are offered:

http://sabbah.biz/mt/wp-content/uploads/2006/07/192642682_2fea4cce66_o.j...


Real Real Zionist

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 18:00

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Yes a silly racist game isn't it ?


happygoldfish

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 18:15

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joshua789: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jan/14/palestinian-refugee-camp-children-orchestra

yes, this is the praiseworthy Al Kamandjâti, organised by Ramzi Aburedwan, a palestinian christian, which teaches classical music to palestinian children in the west bank and lebanon (but not gaza), see http://www.alkamandjati.com/en/actions/palestine/music-schools/ )

joshua789: Meanwhile here's what Israeli children are offered:

jonathan's video is a hamas children's tv programme broadcast to all gazan children

your photo is a posed photo of one israeli child

you are playing the racist game of showing one person, and attributing their actions to a whole people

let's look at the photo …

yes, that's the well-known 2006 photo of a girl who's been in a shelter in northern israel for five days when finally the idf arrive and they can come out

some adults have previously written messages such as "love from israel" on the shells (obviously, when they were stored horizontally), and the journalists present have asked the girl to draw an israeli flag on one shell

ok, not a good thing to do, but a unique incident, staged by journalists, and not requested by her parents or her teachers, and certainly not "on offer" to israeli children generally

here's how it was described to journalist lisa goldman by two of the photographers (see http://ittay.blogspot.co.uk/2006/07/to-nasrallah-with-love-from-israel-a... ) …

The little girls shown drawing with felt markers on the tank missiles are residents of Kiryat Shmona, which is right on the border with Lebanon. On the day that photo was taken, the girls had emerged from the underground bomb shelters for the first time in five days. A new army unit had just arrived in the town and was preparing to shell the area across the border. The unit attracted the attention of twelve photojournalists - Israeli and foreign. The girls and their families gathered around to check out the big attraction in the small town - foreigners. They were relieved and probably a little giddy at being outside in the fresh air for the first time in days. They were probably happy to talk to people. And they enjoyed the attention of the photographers.

Apparently one or some of the parents wrote messages in Hebrew and English on the tank shells to Nasrallah. "To Nasrallah with love," they wrote to the man whose name was for them a devilish image on television - the man who mockingly told Israelis, via speeches that were broadcast on Al Manar and Israeli television, that Hezbollah was preparing to launch even more missiles at them.

The photograpers gathered around. Twelve of them. Do you know how many that is? It's a lot. And they were all simultaneously leaning in with their long camera lenses, clicking the shutter over and over. The parents handed the markers to the kids and they drew little Israeli flags on the shells. Photographers look for striking images, and what is more striking than pretty, innocent little girls contrasted with the ugliness of war? The camera shutters clicked away, and I guess those kids must have felt like stars, especially since the diversion came after they'd been alternately bored and terrified as they waited out the shelling in their bomb shelters.

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