Sunday 22 November 2020
Books – Abdel Fattah Al-Ajami
Jano Feghali, the niece of the late Lebanese singer Sabah, recalled an earlier Arab countries’ stance on “Shahroura” when she sang with French singer Enrico Macias, even though she did not know his Jewish origins.
“When my aunt, the sweet half of my heart, sang with Enrico Macias without knowing that she has Jewish roots, the Arab countries boycotted her for almost 6 years and she cried for hours from her pain … but that is”, Jano wrote, through his account on the “Facebook” site.
A photo published by Emirati journalist Hamad Al Mazrouei, in which he appears with artist Mohammed Ramadan, and next to them, Israeli singer Omir Adam, was taken for them in Dubai. Controversy spread through social networking sites.
Al Mazrouei commented on the photo he posted on his Twitter account, then deleted it, saying: “The most famous artist in Egypt with the most famous artist in Israel, Dubai unites us.”
After that, the official State of Israel Arab page on Facebook posted the same image, and “Israel Speaks Arabic” commented on the image, saying, “Art always unites us … Egyptian star Mohamed Ramadan with singer Israeli Omir Adam in Dubai “.
Avichai Adrai, IDF spokesman for Arab media, also reposted the photo of Ramadan and Omir Adam, on his official Facebook page, and wrote, commenting: “What is the most beautiful art, music and peace! The great Egyptian artist Muhammad Ramadan with the brilliant Israeli artist Omir Adam in Dubai. “
Ramadan appeared in the photo embracing the Israeli artist, which sparked widespread controversy over the photo since its publication, before more of his photos spread with Israeli stars of a party he gathered with them in the Emirates, including Elad Tasavani and the footballer Dia Sabaa.
As Ramadan responded and posted a video of him taking many photos with his fans at the Dubai airport, and commented through his account on the “Instagram” site: “There is no room for me to ask everyone his identity, color, nationality and religion .. The Almighty said: (You have your religion and I have a religion). Almighty God .. Trust in God happened. “