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Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

3rd Annual Latin-American Festival of Arab Cinema


Cinefertil – 3rd Annual Latin-American Festival of Arab Cinema
Notice how the background music blends Arab and Tango motifs
NOTICE THE SPONSORS AT THE END OF THE VIDEO

CineFertil is primarily an Argentine based group; but it deals with all of Latin America and the Arabs. Their website (Click Here)

The Festival is from November 1 to 11, 2013 in Buenos Aires.

These cultures (the Latin and the Arab) are inextricably connected.

There is no reason the West cannot bring in Latin America into the negotiations.

At the very least, Latin America could be asked to take in some Arabs from Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) in order to take the pressure off of Israel. The Palestinians should come in with enough money to not burden the Latins. Israel and the West could finance that.

The original video is by a group called Viajeros [Wanderers, Travelers].

Nabil Attar : Oud – A mideastern guitar-like instrument
Javier Ruiz : Guitar y programming
Gilad Atzmon : Invited Saxo Alto – Gilad Atzmon is an (in)famous anti-Zionist Israeli Jew

The background tango is Libertango, modified with an Arab background.


Latin America is starting to have very Arab sympathies.

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Jews from Arab countries: the forgotten refugees of 1948

Interesting article about Jewish Refugees from the Arab World found in an Jewish-Argentine Periodical: Iton Gadol News, the Jewish world in Spanish.

Jews from Arab countries: the forgotten refugees of 1948
Iton Gadol News – August 7, 2013

Itongadol. – The Google search for “1948 refugees” produces about 6 million results. Almost all (at least until page six) speak of Palestinian refugees, as if they were the only 1948 refugees. However, it is estimated that since the beginning of the 1948 war between Arabs and Israelis to the 1970s, about 1,000,000 Jews fled or were expelled from their ancestral homes in Muslim countries. 260,000 of these refugees came to Israel between 1948 and 1951 and comprised 56% of all immigration to the fledgling state.

While the facts are true, the presentation is a bit off. 1948 primarily saw Arabs being refugees. Most Jewish refugees came later.

Still, one can read the article. It is interesting. If you cannot read Spanish, a translation engine might help.

Argentina has a large and influential Jewish population.

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

DT – 014 Tango Secrets

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