Watching the events that are currently unfolding in Israel and Palestine, we are witnessing a chain of events that we have already seen many times in our short lives. The conflict over the land between the river and the sea is in made up of a lot of different stories and tragedies, yet the same things and the same themes keep repeating themselves, in a endless cycle of violence with only slight “new variations to the same old shit”, as an Israeli friend of mine put it the other day.
Today is the ninth day of Av, the month of the Jewish calendar that falls between July and August, which in Hebrew is known as Tisha B’Av and is one of many holidays dedicated to commemorating the historical misfortunes that befell the various peoples who live on the land between the river and the sea.
“A mix of Orient and Russia meeting the electronics of the Nineties, evolving into a particular and danceable experience.”
Jerusalem’s cutest multicultural underground bar.
Jerusalem, Israel – 29th of March, 2014: Singer songwriter Amy McKnight gave a goodbye concert at the 4:20 bar, in what could have been her last performance in the city for a while. Aya Gavriel, Shaul Zofef and Ayala Shamir played with her in an evening of “mellow, painful rock” which marked what is a bit of a constant of life in Israel – watching people leave the country and go somewhere else.