Palestinian Children Play for Holocaust Survivors
The New York Times reports that a group of Palestinian children played a violin concert in a club for Holocaust survivors in Holon, near Tel Aviv. The children are residents of Jenin and do not speak Hebrew or know much about the Holocaust. The members of the club speak only Hebrew and their native European languages and know that Jenin is a place which breeds terrorism. But apparently music transcends all that and succeeded in building a bridge between two worlds for a few hours.
“We are here to play,” Wafaa Younis, 51, the Israeli Arab orchestra director, told the rapt audience. “I do not believe in politicians, only musicians and these children.”