Friday, August 30, 2013

Another World IS Possible

Link to video: Israeli soldiers dance to Gangnam Style at Palestinian wedding
  A group of Israeli soldiers has danced up a storm of criticism after they were filmed boogying alongside Palestinians while on patrol in the West Bank.
The soldiers were making their rounds in the city of Hebron when they entered a dance hall and joined dozens of Palestinian men dancing to South Korean rapper Psy's hit Gangnam Style.
The Israeli military said on Thursday that it considers the incident serious, adding "the soldiers exposed themselves to unnecessary danger and were disciplined accordingly," without elaborating.
Footage aired on Israeli Channel 2 TV shows the solders in uniform, flak jackets and carrying guns.
One was shown hoisted on the shoulders of Palestinian dancers. Other soldiers joined hands and grooved with the partygoers. The channel said the incident occurred on Monday.
Hebron has been a flashpoint of violence between Israelis and Palestinians for decades.

Everything is possible. 
"The propagandist's purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human." Aldous Huxley 


ajohnstone said...

It could also be interpreted as very clever pro-Israeli army propaganda too. Media images of miners and the friendly local Bobbies playing football during the strike comes to mind.

But i agree it is too easy to demonise our enemies.

If this was a genuine case of fraternalisation i wish him well in refusing to fire that gun he carried at those who carried him on their shoulders in the dance.

Mike McDade said...

I love to hear of these incidents. It goes to show that true humanity gets the opportunity to rear its beautiful head, especially when individuals let their imposed guard down and associate with their fellow residents of the earth.