Thursday, March 21, 2013

Palestine Youth Orchestra: A Bridge to the World

The Palestine Youth Orchestra. (Photo: Supplied)
The Palestine Youth Orchestra. (Photo: Supplied)
By Tariq Shadid
Not everything in the Middle East, or more specifically in Palestine, is about politics. In this occupied nation, people are not only struggling for liberation and independence, but also to live a life that is as normal as possible under the difficult circumstances of Israeli oppression, persecution and segregation. People who are politically engaged may be inclined to dismiss such efforts of ordinary life as being of minor relevance, or may perhaps even entertain a negative view towards any activities that draw attention away from the struggle. This way of thinking may be understandable from an emotional point of view, but misses some important points which become obvious when the subject is approached from a more rational angle.
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