Israeli And Palestinian Teens Sing About ‘Home’ Together

The Palestinian and Israeli members of the YMCA Jerusalem Youth Chorus both call the ancient city of Jerusalem their home.

Despite the decades of conflict that divide their communities, the teen singers are forming strong bonds and actively working toward a more peaceful future.

In the newly-released music video “Home,” the singers’ voices blend together, covering Phillip Phillips’ hit song in Arabic, Hebrew, and English.

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5 Responses to Israeli And Palestinian Teens Sing About ‘Home’ Together

  1. Chas says:

    Tim. It is nice to hear of other efforts to bring about reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians. This example brings to mind Daniel Barenboim’s efforts with the Western-Eastern Divan Orchestra, which comprises young people from Israel, Palestine and other Arab nations, who perform together around the world, though I think not in Israel itself, unfortunately.


    • jesuswithoutbaggage says:

      Chas, there are so many Israeli/Palestinian efforts to bring reconciliation to this troubled land, but sadly they do not get the attention they deserve.


      • Chas says:

        Tim, I regret to say that both sides often work against their own best interests. Having read the book ‘Israel at Fifty’ by Moshe Raviv (a former Israeli diplomat and Ambassador), it can be discerned that the Israeli governing parties only wanted to negotiate on their own terms, while the Palestinians were, in the early days, represented by the un-elected leaders of the surrounding states. By the time the Palestinians gained their own representation, terrorists had seized the upper hand and thwarted all attempts at peace through their violence. Even Moshe Dayne recognized that building on the West Bank would build a wall against peace. They have blinded their eyes and made their ears deaf, or they would turn, and God would heal them.


        • jesuswithoutbaggage says:

          Chas, you have a much better grasp of the situation than most people I know. It is true that both sides have sabotaged peace efforts in the past, and Gaza continues to make peace efforts difficult, but in my opinion it is the Israelis who are blocking the peace process at this time by continuing settlements and oppression in the West Bank and refusing to negotiate with the peaceful West Bank Palestinians.


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