Monday, April 23, 2007


This song is truly a beautiful song. For those who don’t know the story behind this song, Israel was about to be attacked in 1967 and Israeli community was unaware of what was going to happen. This song used to be just a poem and this singer played it on a guitar just to calm people down. However, the irony was that Israeli parachuters (Tzankhanim) infiltrated eastern Jerusalem on that day. When they arrive to the old city, the religious authority told them not to use heavy artillery or weaponry because this part of the town is super holy. Therefore, parachupers entered the city with light weaponry and in a lot of occasions it was a hand to hand combat. Jordanians were sitting on the roof tops and just hunted this poor soldiers like sitting ducks. Israel suffered the worst casualties in order to capture this part of Jerusalem, but after almost 2000, for the first time in history it took control of the Western Wall. By the way, the Western Wall had been turned into a garbage disposal by the Muslim authority. However, the Western Wall was liberated and this song was dedicated to all the soldiers who died in that day. My father tells me that this song was played the whole day in all of Israeli Media and when he heard the song, even though he was only a teenager, he cried in the city of Esfahan. Every time I hear this song, I automatically have tears in my eyes.

Happy Independence day to all my Jewish brothers.


Anonymous said...

Listen Arash the Occupation Soldier, if you erase my comments which are simply Israeli leader quotations that expose the racism inherent in Zionism, I will post in numbers.

If you leave just one of those posts, I will not over-post.

From here on in, I will post the quotations as a supplement to every one of your posts, as it is relevant since every single one of your posts has something to do with Israel. If you erase it, I will spam it. Stop being intolerant to other people's views.

You know who this is.

Anonymous said...

The following quotes are not from some random extremist within Israeli society nor are they from a unrepresentative dictator of a country. They are the founding principles of the Israeli state put forth by its founding leader (w the exception of the last one).
"We must use terror, assassination, intimidation, land confiscation, and the cutting of all social services to rid the Galilee of its Arab population."
- David Ben Gurion, Founder of Israel
"We must do everything to ensure they [the Palestinian refugees] never do return"
- David Ben Gurion, Founder of Israel
"If I were an Arab leader, I would never sign an agreement with Israel. It is normal; we have taken their country. It is true God promised it to us, but how could that interest them? Our God is not theirs. There has been Anti - Semitism, the Nazis, Hitler, Auschwitz, but was that their fault? They see but one thing: we have come and we have stolen their country. Why would they accept that?" -David Ben Gurion, Founder of Israel
"Jewish villages were built in the place of Arab villages. You do not even know the names of these Arab villages, and I do not blame you because geography books no longer exist. Not only do the books not exist, the Arab villages are not there either. Nahlal arose in the place of Mahlul; Kibbutz Gvat in the place of Jibta; Kibbutz Sarid in the place of Huneifis; and Kefar Yehushua in the place of Tal al-Shuman. There is not a single place built in this country that did not have a former Arab population."
- Moshe Dayan, address to the Technion, Haifa, reported in Haaretz, 1969

ofir said...

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