Israel's West Bank settlers need a good song, but not "Sweet Home Alabama" By Greg Richter -- Birmingham News
If West Bank settlers are forced to leave in an effort at Israeli/Palestinian peace they'll need a good song to make their troubles easier to swallow, Mira Sucharov writes on The Huffington Post. Sucharov compares the settlers to Southerners who lost the Civil War, but retained their pride. "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" by The Band did a lot to make non-Southerners feel for the defeated -- even if they still didn't think the cause was just, she says.
"Five years after The Band's anthem, Lynyrd Skynyrd released 'Sweet Home Alabama.' It was a rebuttal to Neil Young's 'Southern Man,' Young's scathing indictment of Southern racism," Sucharov notes. "But as musically awe-inspiring as 'Sweet Home Alabama' is, it lacks the depth and heft of raw, Dixie emotion that The Band conveyed in 'The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down.'"
and immediately recalled a wedding I attended at Mitzpeh Yericho.
The father of the groom, David Bannister, had played with the Beatles and the music during the wedding also included....Sweet Home Alabama:
By popular demand:
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