Plagiarism of Gold

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    May 26, 2020 9:49 PM GMT
    Like much art and culture in Israel, 'Jerusalem of Gold' - considered the anthem of the 1967 War, the Israeli conquest of East Jerusalem, and even (unofficially) of Israel itself - is a fake. The "author" of the song, Naomi Shemer, admitted on her deathbed that she pilfered the melody from a Basque lullaby, after years of denial. She even intimated that she had been struck down with cancer as punishment for the deception.

    Cultural appropriation of this kind is not unusual in Israel. The melody of its official national anthem, 'HaTikva', was similarly pilfered from the symphonic poem 'Vltava' by Bedřich Smetana - a Czech nationalist composition, not a Jewish or Zionist one.

    And of course, almost every facet of Arab and Palestinian culture has been appropriated by the Zionists, from clothing items, to place names (by the thousand), to numberless culinary specialities.
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    May 26, 2020 11:17 PM GMT
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  • roadbikeRob

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    May 27, 2020 12:14 PM GMT
    Please, no more Israeli-Palestinian topics because they are too divisive. We are well aware of all the horrible wrongdoings in the Middle East and the continued oppression of the Palestinian people.