“America’s last taboo” Edward Said.
Decades of failed peace talks have led nowhere; but do not lose hope just yet. Join Robert Foster as he attempts to host the first ever Middle East Peace Raps, using rhyme and reason to bring together Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu, and a representative of Hamas. The picture would not be complete however, without a discussion of “America’s last taboo” (as Edward Said once referred to it): the USA’s role as Israel’s best – and only – buddy in the world (Ok, together with Australia). Featuring special cameos from prominent American Jewish scholar, Dr. Norman Finkelstein, and Palestinian rap legends, DAM, this is an episode for the ages. Join us as we bravely (or perhaps stupidly) take on one of the most bitter, divisive and controversial conflicts of our times: Israel & Palestine.
Written & created by Giordano Nanni & Hugo Farrant in a suburban backyard home studio in Melbourne, Australia, on Wurundjeri Land.
GIVEN THE INABILITY OR UNWILLINGNESS OF OUR GOVERNMENTS [TO ACT] … IT FALLS TO CIVIL SOCIETY AND CONSCIENTIOUS CITIZENS OF THE WORLD, TO DUST OFF OUR CONSCIENCES, SHOULDER OUR RESPONSIBILITIES, AND ACT. I WRITE TO YOU NOW, MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN THE FAMILY OF ROCK AND ROLL, TO ASK YOU TO JOIN WITH ME, AND THOUSANDS OF OTHER ARTISTS AROUND THE WORLD, TO DECLARE A CULTURAL BOYCOTT ON ISRAEL … PROCLAIMING OUR REJECTION OF APARTHEID IN ISRAEL AND OCCUPIED PALESTINE, BY PLEDGING NOT TO PERFORM OR EXHIBIT IN ISRAEL OR ACCEPT ANY AWARD OR FUNDING FROM ANY INSTITUTION LINKED TO THE GOVERNMENT OF ISRAEL– ROGER WATERS UN ADDRESS – NOV 29, 2012 :
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