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So, what do the lyrics of the song chosen to represent Israel in this year's Eurovision speak about? Here is an excerpt:


I am standing tall not giving in
`Cause I am someone, I am someone
And now I'm done, I'm coming
Now I'm done, I'm coming
Now I'm done, I'm coming home."

These lyrics put into words what the Gazan protesters have been communicating through their actions for a whole year now. Tens of thousands have been prepared to risk their lives to assert their identities as refugees wishing to return home. While their right of return has not been granted to them, their narrative does return, unobstructed, in the lyrics of Israel's Eurovision song. It has managed to find its way into the self-image contemporary Israel wishes to project. "Now I'm done, I'm coming home." Home onto the Tel Aviv Eurovision stage.

How can we explain a blunder of such magnitude on the part of the Tel Aviv Eurovision team? How come no one noticed?

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed Apr 3rd, 2019 at 03:13:52 PM EST
tbh that could just as easily be taken as an anthem of the Israelis who returned from the diaspora

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Apr 3rd, 2019 at 06:35:06 PM EST
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