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Israel shocked by image of soldiers forcing violinist to play at roadblock

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posted on Nov, 28 2004 @ 09:59 PM
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I feel that this sis wrong and these soldiers should be punished but with the terror bombings can anyone blame them? Their laughter was the key and therefore they loose all credibility.



Israel shocked by image of soldiers forcing violinist to play at roadblock

Of all the revelations that have rocked the Israeli army over the past week, perhaps none disturbed the public so much as the video footage of soldiers forcing a Palestinian man to play his violin.

But the matter of the violin touched on something deeper about the way Israelis see themselves, and their conflict with the Palestinians.

The violinist, Wissam Tayem, was on his way to a music lesson near Nablus when he said an Israeli officer ordered him to "play something sad" while soldiers made fun of him. After several minutes, he was told he could pass.

It may be that the soldiers wanted Mr Tayem to prove he was indeed a musician walking to a lesson because, as a man under 30, he would not normally have been permitted through the checkpoint.

But after the incident was videotaped by Jewish women peace activists, it prompted revulsion among Israelis not normally perturbed about the treatment of Arabs.


soldiers wanted Mr Tayem to prove he was indeed a musician




posted on Nov, 29 2004 @ 01:11 PM
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was reading this in the bbc news
funny how the isreali soldiers treat people and in the end all they get is a small smack on the hand



posted on Nov, 29 2004 @ 02:05 PM
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Go watch the movie, "The Pianist". Then, you'll see an obvious reversal of roles in this conflict. Very bizarre and sad indeed.



posted on Nov, 29 2004 @ 03:37 PM
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This is truly sad. The soldiers responsible for this should be punished.



posted on Nov, 29 2004 @ 06:22 PM
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How quickly they forget.



posted on Nov, 29 2004 @ 06:36 PM
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This is simple, stinking, racism.



posted on Nov, 29 2004 @ 08:52 PM
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Originally posted by Mokuhadzushi


This is simple, stinking, racism.


I finally can agree with you on one, but these guys had to check him out throughly but that was beyond the line. Plus it just provides propaganda to the other side.




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