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Banned Songs

Banned Songs

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Published by: RolandRance on Feb 26, 2012
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anyIsraeliartistshaverespondedothechallengeoftheIntifada.Thesesongs,bythreeIsraeliwomen,havethedistinctionofbeingbannedonIsraeliradio for'loweringmorale' and'bringingthearmyintodisrepute'.SiHyman,the daughterof awell-knownIsraelisong-writer,istheleadingsingerofIsrael'sNewWave.n1984,her songBig Herowarned'You,BigHero,it's no bigdeal tobe strongin war'. Shootingand Cryingl,oneofthe earliestprotestsongsagainsttherepressionof theIntifada,wasbannedfromIsraelArmy Radioin1988. WhenJoanBaez, ata concertn Tel-Aviv,sanghe song,heradio cutshortalive broadcastof theconcert.NuritGalron,a singerin theveinof JoniMitchell,hasnotpreviouslywrittenpolitical lyrics.Herbrother-in-law,TzaliReshef,saleaderofPeaceNow.Aprds NousleD6luge causedastormn Israel,andwas bannedfromIsrael Radio.HavaAlbersteinhas beenoneofthe best-knownsraeli singersorthepast20years,andwasforrnlerlynotedfor herperformances ofYiddish andIsraelipatriotic songs.In recentyears,shehasmade anumberofpoliticalgestures,expressingstrongsupportforreservistswhorefusedo serven theLebanonWar.Herprotestparticularlyupsetthenationalistright,andseveraldemandswerevoicedo denyher nationalhonours.ChadGadyais basedonatraditionalPassoversong,knowntomost Jewsfromtheirchildhood.HavaAlberstein'sversion,sungto ahauntingOrientaltune,has alsobeenbannedfromIsrael Radio.Translationsby RolandRance.Page8R'ETURNNo.4SePtember7990
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ShootingandCrying,SiHyman
The streetcleanertoldme thatinhis villageit has allchangedLifelooksdifferentin the shadowoffilthAnd awindowis brokeninmy flat,Tel-Avivis burstinginonme,Evenits smellhas changed.sensedanger'Boys areplaying withlead,girlswith steeldollsLife looksdifferentin the shadowoffrlthAndit makesno differenceat all tomewhoisgoingto winThe worldthatI hadis nolonger, andthegreatlightisgoneBoys areplayingwithlead,girlswith steeldollsLife looksdifferentin the shadowoffrlthShootingand crying,burningandlaughingWhendidwe everlearn toburypeoplealive?Shootingand crying,burningand laughingWhendidweforget thatourchildren toohave beenkilled?Inmycityit has allchangedWrappedn cellophane,iedto theplatform, Iwaitfor the trainHowlong willI waitto seewhat willhappen?Howlongwill we waitandcry atwhathappens?Onbothsides,we wantonly toliveIn thisfearit is impossibleosee.I wantarefugefrom all thisstruggleIt reallydoesn'tmatterto me whois strongerShootingand crying,burningandlaughingWhendidwe forgetthatour childrentoohavebeenkilled?Boys areplayingwithlead,girlswith steeldollsLifelooks differentin the shadowoffrlth
AprdsNouse Ddluge,NuritGalro
There'sa landof stonesandmolotovsAndTel-Aviv seetheswithnight-clubsandorgiesThere'saland ofresisters wherethey bindthewoundsAndTel-Avivcelebrateseat,drink andbemerry.No,don't tellme ofa childwho losther eyeIt onlymakesme sick,sick, sickIt onlymakesme sick.I'veno timefor the oppressedndthe sufferingAndIdon'tcarewhat'sgoingon'overthere'Don't tellme about'YellowWind', aboutdetaineesndriotersLet'smakelove andlive ourlivesTel-Aviv-that'sthelife!No, don'ttellme of achild wholost herhomeIt onlymakesme sick,sick, sickItonlymakes me sick.I'venotimeforpiousmoralisersLet'sdrink-inthe busystreetsof Tel-AvivNo,don'ttellme of a childwholost her childhoodItonlymakes me sick,sick, sickIt onlymakes me sick.Let'slive herein Tel-AvivAprdsnousle d6lugeThefed don't understandthehungryTel-Aviv-c'esta vie!

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