Band tries to bridge Israeli-Palestinian gap

A group of young Arabs and Jews are trying to overcome political differences through music.

    The seven young musicians, who have been playing their way around America’s east coast, represent the 100-member Israeli group called Heartbeat.

    The idealistic message of their songs, summed up by the title of an audience favourite, is “Even the impossible can happen.”

    They sing in their own languages of Arabic and Hebrew as well as English. Mohammed Kablawi , the rapper of the group, comes from Haifa, a city where Palestinians and Jews live side by side, whether they like it or not.

    He sees music as transcending the strife of daily life.

    Al Jazeera's Tom Ackerman reports from Washington.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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