Sung in both Hebrew and Arabic, this Middle Eastern, Sepharadic-style, jazzy and inspiring song challenges us to overcome decades of hatred and violence, and replace them with mutual respect, and an appreciation of the human and civil rights of both people.
This song is dedicated to the thousands of ordinary people around the world, including many Jews, who worked together to break the Israeli siege on Gaza in August 08 by sailing two small wooden boats from Cyprus to Gaza and bringing medical supplies, baby food, and other necessities. Since that first siege-busting voyage, the Free Gaza movement has succcessfully sent to Gaza four additional boats, and are planning on sending many more. They have shown that the concerted efforts of ordinary civilians working together in the name of justice can confront and successfully challenge Israel's brutal policies.
In this song, Jewish-Israeli and Palestinian singers and musicians joined together to perform the Hebrew-Arabic song "Hevenu Shalom Aleinu" (We Brought Peace Upon Us) - "Ma Ana Ajmal Min Salam" (There is Nothing More Beautiful Than Peace).
To paraphrase JFK, ask not what the leaders can do to end violence and occupation, but what you can do for Israeli-Palestinian peace. Here are some suggestions: 1) Simply send this link to your mailing lists to inspire people to act as peacemakers; 2) donate whatever you can to humanitarian initiatives, such as Break the Gaza Siege (www.freegaza.org) which is in urgent need of donations; and 3) plan a trip to Israel and the Palestinian territories to see for yourself. There are several organizations which can help you with such a trip. In any event, don't remain silent as Silence is complicity.