Monday, May 16, 2011

The US Consulate in Jerusalem is NOT Looking for Jewish Talent

Caught this on Facebook:

We are proud to announce the all new talent competition: Ahla Sout… Ghaneeha! Join us for auditions this month in Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Ramallah, and Nablus! And watch the competition on Wattan TV in June and July!

Here's the flyer:

How many Jews do you know who live in those locations?

Well, maybe in Jerusalem. Anyone out there willing to register for the competition? You can sing "Jerusalem of Gold".

And found here that they did it last year, too:-

Palestinian Talent, US Experience Launch Ghaneeha
Tuesday, 24 August 2010, 5:42 pm
Press Release: US Department of State

Palestinian Talent And American Experience Launch Ghaneeha
Ghaneeha singing contest draws Palestinians from around the West Bank

Washington - A partnership that brought together Palestinian talent and American experience has literally given West Bank youth something to sing about.

The Ghaneeha competition, held in July, was the first-ever televised Palestinian talent-search show. Initiated by the Jerusalem-based Sabreen Association for Artistic Development and supported by the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem, Ghaneeha was broadcast locally and internationally by the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation.

"We thought that it would be a good idea to get the kids more excited about music if they could get on TV and win prizes," said Norah Shaqur, public relations director at Sabreen. "It is all part of motivating the kids."

Ghaneeha's 10 finalists performed in Ramallah on July 3 before a panel of judges and 800 spectators. Noor Freitakh, a 16-year-old from Nablus,won the competition with a stirring rendition of a song by Syrian-Egyptian singer Asmahan, "My Sweetheart Come Back to Me."...

No discrimination is the American way, yes?

See any Jews at last year's final concert?

Cultural oppression?




aparatchik said...

I'd like to see you taking part, Mr Medad. Singing in Arabic ;o): القدس من الذهب

Anonymous said...

Sivan-Tzachi wrote: "You forgot to ask how many Israelis can read this ad..."