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Prophet in jeans – 25 years for Dan Omer’s Death – Israeli Beatnik

“Everybody wants to be prophets and eat from the plate,” said Dan Omer  in an interview to “Haolam Haze”. Even 25 years after his death, Omer was probably the closest thing a doomed prophet wh in the Hebrew literature, although the bottom line really did not eat from the plate, so that today only few know exactly who he was. And those who know – some of them would rather not remember.
Omer arrived early enough headlines in the short-lived career , randomly. In 1966 he published the book “the road”, a futuristic nightmare novel center with a German girl. The name ‘in’ than corresponded with the ‘On The Road’ of  Jack Kerouac. Omer tried to write like the beatniks, over-used the term ‘cock’. It was understood as an attempt to pornography and the book was censored.Supreme Court Justice Moshe Landau, the court defined the book, “Practice really disgusting about sex whose distribution is not allowed even though the scale stick, which we got used to these days. Horrifying descriptions of sex and blasphemy for signs of boring writing and literary talent.”

Good morning revolution, Dan Omer

Disqualification of ‘the road” led Omer to hunger strike in front of the Knesset. Protest tent Cafe Ta’amon “continued illegally selling copies of the book banned. He lost the trial and then appeal, but won the war, Israeli literature won him: “way” was the last Israeli school censorship rejected moral reasons. It realized it was too silly.
Moshe Bar, a bookstore owner,and friend: “Dan was a hero for the youth in Jerusalem. All visited him at the protest tent. This was a time revolution was a revolution and friends were friends. He despises permanent work in terms of surrender to work. He knew he was paying a price . He was not a food several days before someone invited him. Why? that he wrote. an angry prophet like him – there is no ”

The year was 1966, as stated. Dan Omer was 26, pretty thin because of the hunger strike. West, defeat the censors “the lover of Lady Chatterley” opened the dam and the free sex era. But Ahsixteiz Israel going to be short because of war breaking out in summer of next year, and change forever the central questions occupy the local culture.
“Way” was a very interesting book, like a bucket of 14 books – published best-selling Dan Omer. A powerful book, but not pleasant reading. The sequels do not cause discomfort or pleasure, but very disturbing. There was always something there, but the original work was his center of gravity. The work of Omer met through the “grunt”, a collection of American poetry Ahabetnikit he translated and included the Ginsberg, Corso Uprlingetti.Joel showed me to her home in Haifa when I was Hoffman. He had a photographic copy of it with pins. I’m pretty stingy and moved a year until I found the book at a lower price than 150 ₪. The book hit me. Curly bang reverberating from the book, also expressed his release points, showed that there is life beyond the legitimate cultural poetry usually politely Vmachahachahat advertisers here or choose to translate. Since, I try to publish poetry without scoring.
Through the “grunt”, Omer tried to import the song looked to Israel. This translation is not – perfect: it’s brilliant translation. Natan Zach Translate years later, the poetry of Allen Ginsberg may be true, but did not have the spice of madness that Bezeq Dan Omar. What’s the point an exact translation of the songs fact that to begin are not accurate? This book was a fountain turpentine desert for young people, who knew only the respectable Hebrew poetry, he showed her song belongs to the bad boys of the class, not only Laharsnim. The poem “growl” Ginsberg’s legal affair dragged. She was considered too obscene banned the United States. Issued by her publisher, Lawrence Frlingtti, was arrested. Today it is considered a classic.
Looked, swollen poetry movement against the American controlled and dignified, was not significant in real time. Israel was not wearing anyway. Alexander Penn wrote about looking at “I beatnik / If I had a pita \ I Pitnik. Americans will learn it on non conformity, communism, and it could be Star Singer? But today among the young singing Israel’s fashionable late decades, singing Ahabetnikit has finally Edna squad Address “style which distinguished the first issue of their magazine, the effects of the” kind “and Moise Ben Harosh young poets as Van Newein. A week ago when Shmuelofappeared with his launch of Allen Ginsberg poem translated one Fishof (first published in the studio). Poetry has entered the eighth, and use Babbitt has great power politics and cultural battering ram, seven. San Francisco a year ago, by accident, I almost had to take a ride with Lawrence Frlingtti, one of the three poets are translated in “hot.” Is now over ninety-year-old enjoys mythical status as publisher of Ahevitanyakim boss of the world’s major bookstore poetry, City Heights. Despite his age, he drives a red Toyota pickup truck, barely see the road. Fortunately, or not lucky, I got another ride. The next day he suddenly coffee jumped by case settled because it was the only empty table where poets. He took a sip of coffee, and went on Toyota. immediately jumped on the coffee some older poets excited, snarling ‘I drink the coffee of Frlingtti.

Mount hands

After “the way”, an eagle at the center of Omar Dan. Meaning of occupation of the Six-Day War (which six volunteer, even avoided before) tearing it. He was signed few of the prophetic ad left-wing “compass” in September 1967 calling for immediate withdrawal from the territories, one in fact had predicted one of the processes vandals lied about Israel since then. Present-day Israeli mainstream, was a betrayal. With euphoric state, the very officer Omar opinions, that tended to be too annoying. He decided to leave London to establish a commune and lead a revolutionary movement, together with the local branch of the compass, and even claimed the CIA. Islands. Yee bothered to follow him.
Dan back in the seventies Omar big time. ‘This world’ suggested Amos Keinan write a literary column. Keenan too lazy and recommended Dan Omar. Section “paper tiger” Omar became a literary critic who knew the most brutal tongue of Hebrew literature.Aaron Megged wrote about, “continued Beredidotho literary disabled.” On a book by Amnon Navot: “less promising novel Israeli fiction in the eighties and the worst novels.” On the young flush Rooney wrote: “wild growth of marginal culture in school. Lulls the reader.”
Invective techniques were fixed Omer: when he wanted to hurt someone, and that’s what he wanted usually use the name of exile. For instance the editor of “Now” Gabriel called Mr. Munbeaza focus and added it the name was probably meant to hurt, “the professor from Be’er Sheva.” Today, the focus misses the then enemy, reconciled with him before he died. Focus: “Omar was a strange, our powers. Gunfighter wild goat found in the Hebrew polemic top. He did not write his own poetry is important, but it does not matter. Today there are no side effects like Dan Omer. There is hardly a lone horsemen with their own opinions. I see imagined him. with old thin face, sitting on a cloud in the sky, arguing with the poet Maxim Gilan.
Hebrew poetry has become more disciplined geeky?
Hebrew poetry is not disciplined, this company.
Dan has Omar legacy?
Do not think. He was forgotten shame. It must not be forgotten. Is an important man.I’m not saying that great with him. We fought. All right.

For action, the literature section, a paper tiger, has become very popular, so that increases the circulation. Pitchforks pierced through the minds of the less holy holy cows. Amnon Birman, Atsabcne member of the Jerusalem bohemia, tells of the importance of the Tiger: “In an interview to ‘paper tiger’ I said Avidan started to lose his bearings. Avidan was friends with my father, Abraham Birman, who was his English translator. This world left on Wednesday. On Tuesday At midnight, my father gets a phone Avidan. He answers the phone in a panic. Avidan other end. He says to him, you get older, your son expressed freely. Avidan off, and did not come to the funeral of seven of the Father. ”
Uri Avnery, editor of this world, was delighted with the purchase: “Dan Omar was very aggressive and it was good. Literature, like any field, perhaps more than any field, needs people that make an argument. I gave him total freedom. Has never censored or repaired, and it made much annoyance. I got a lot of criticism about how I let him write. ”
Today there are phenomena like Dan Omar?
The press has become flat, has no mountains, everything plain. Society needs to advance debate, people who have opinions and want to express them on their noses and the wrath of others. I took it, because I thought people would provocative read, even if they are not interested in literature. It worked. ”
But it was also insulting to receive a green phlegm you bother to book a few years.Dan Omar died at age 44, there have been many joys. Baruch did not deny a man who said ‘good riddance’. Some have compared the sense of joy can feel on the death of Rabbi Kahane. Menahem Ben and today, it suffered quite a bit, insisting that Dan Omar was punished by God stroke for his sin as a critic ( a graceful response Menahem Ben ). Amnon Birman disagree, “said Omar died that Dan did not contain the hatred. It was defamation, but there were many who loved him.”

An Israeli dream, Dan Omar

Mr Line

I met Dan back at Ariela Omar, in the second floor where you can read periodicals. A few years before I took the day off from any spot dedicated to reading literary journals. Absolutely, the first sheets of ‘line’ beginning Ahsixteiz presented the most advanced and interesting texts. Signed editors bar Jonah Fisher, Rachel Shapiro and Dan Omer.

Beauty of the ‘line’ is a wild selection delicate at the same time very careful of the materials, a natural combination between art and literature. Still, few refer to the “line” as a milestone in its preliminary version.
Poet Harold Schimmel excited when he recalls the days of line, which was first given to the journals where his songs: “I wrote a time on American art. The editors said, we do not know how you pay.’ll Write a check for your name, fill in what you think you deserve. This Their management was. Dan Omar was very against what was going on in the country. He was the opposite of Libra. which was nice, he then did not write Hebrew. and he just published his poems in English, Hebrew and all the vocals.
Assessment of him as a poet?
“My wife once said Dan Varda he knows he is not the same league of Amichai and others, but it is important to write songs. He said that poets Type ‘A’, but also poets Type B and C has a right to exist. They work as hours dedicated not less. This approach appealed to me. My wife was also impressed by his modesty. ” Schimmel also published poems in ‘yellow pages’, a magazine for value Den Omar. Then ‘yellow pages’ also became Omar Dan’s company, through which he received payments magazines where he worked.

Finance Jonah Fisher, grazed for editing, tells how he began ‘line: “I Mhuclaartz in 61 and played with the idea to edit a magazine for art. I met Abteamon Dan Omar told him. Dan said that he would like to spend a magazine for poetry young. So I said, let’s do together. Dan Omar knew the blessed object, will be willing to finance the first issue. Dan, our friend Rachel Shapiro. We worked together for two years at my apartment to get the first issue. when he appeared in the paper, Baruch said he will not want to finance.’ve lost money, so we continued. We worked pretty harmonious Together, the flow very well, when it flowed. until that happened that caused unpleasant to stop any possibility to cooperate and we stopped to say hello to one another. ”
Difficult. What I did was so nasty. It’s like a couple divorces, all the good years are affected by separation.

Radio cute man

Filmmaker Micha Ambassador Dan had a friend of Omar, “We knew for many years. We cooperated together when I was on Army Radio Radio Magazine asked him to be my Ahsiidakiak.
How Radio reluctant in those days employed proud?
The right of the commander of Army Radio. It made lifting an eyebrow. That Dan did not try to be Apoca muddy. He tried to provoke and arouse attention, do not take things to their bodies. He had good instincts for public relations. We knew other boys young guard. He was Shmucnik impressive. Very moving. After that, he mocked the Christian faith Radziner Hazan Yaari young guard. ”
Were you fighting?
“I do not think so. This can be attributed to the censure. Not so easy to quarrel with me. I realized pretty quickly that the best way to irritate him, she did not Marivaux him. It Ichas him even him. He was looking for Don, no question. Not afraid to fight, verbally and physically. once got beat up a bunch older, ashtray once got beat up a taxi driver who was all the years he remained silent, and to confirm or deny that he killed Bernadotte.
You were among those protesting the censorship “in”?
I came to the tent. Identification. You know, I thought then and I think to this day, fortune who took it away in two minutes, attracted attention. The tent had a little anecdote. Extra Fine coffee friends came to see him and to show.
You can talk about the legacy of Dan Omar?
Eventually, he was producing a lot. Wrote all the time, he was great – like me. Things went well and for quality. Once a song. Once an article. Groups were always the most important they thought them to be remembered forever, and vanished.

Year of nothingness

David Monsein is a real estate according to his profession, but professional bohemian by any other measure. It’s about the first time he encountered the phenomenon: “In the sixties, I went up the street. I saw a swarthy guy with a goatee looks at me suddenly. I tell him, what is looking. He says, I’m looking at. I asked what he was doing. Say, I’m a young poet. I tell a joke, you can read me? He says, meet again in three hours a weak. I laughed, but it intrigued me. , I come to the cafe, waiting at a table Read it to me. He says something like “It was a night of nothingness, the clock stopped on the porch playing cards, beauty gave a divorce himself. Since he is very into bohemia. In the evening we used to go every day Lbeachhuas. Was there Raip Elias Maronite Christian who ran the place. One day he tells me Dan, you are drinking every day. you are here anyway, want to be waiters? we said yes. So Raip said, ‘OK, you take the top, is lower. I worked one day, is a long time “.
How Dan Omer was the waitress?
“He took everything seriously. Then, he was the one who led the retirement of Nitzan Ltamon bohemian coffee. Shkedy coffee bud regular customers came, my brother Amnon – Naomi, told him he had a debt, and asked him what about the money. Then Amnon said to him ‘If you need money, you work. Following this, Dan Omar led the disposition of bohemia bud Ltamon. who was by then coffee shakes. There were tables and beautiful, beautiful images like in the sixties. came Coop and made changes and made the order, Formica and taste. It has become a central place. In 65 Dan Omar was based guys had to say. He told the London, it was like to go to the moon. He came back in love with Alan Ginsberg. was a revolutionary of coffee shops. ”
And you?
“Omar’s and my views were completely different. He was a compass, I was not, I would do with business. I said Let’s get him the book ‘Jesus in jeans. We got stuff we printed it.”

It was a good deal?
“Even half a book did not sell. We released him, he added a sticker on his name, and sold himself. I have not messed around in publishing, only myself.”
What’s unique about Omar?
“I’ll tell you a story. One day we hitchhiked and got to the kibbutz. The man did not eat or drink. Said, I do not take food from a kibbutz. If I do not work, I can not. He did not eat or drink for two days.”

Amnon Birman, Atsabcne League, comes once a week to Tel Aviv. We meet at the Cafe Bialik, I tell him my mother was director of logic puzzles forum brings me a book and crossword puzzles with a beautiful dedication. Birman came to prepare another puzzle to tell about his old friend: “I really liked it, there were many who loved him. He loved me. Do not know if there was a lot of people. September 67 Compass members including Dan Omar was called to depart from the territories. It was very popular . There was also Shimon was a columnist for Ha’aretz, there were letters to fire him because of the ad. Once it was possible to put all these people in an apartment, now can not put them in Bloomfield “.
His love of literature?
You can compare Dan Omar Amos Keinan. Both writers fail, not good, because they Plkttistem, see reality in black and white. They were Msionarym. Amos was a genius satirist. But when he tried to write a book, I could not read. And Danny. Like Keenan, Dan was an excellent editor and translator of genius.
Dan would you say that?
No, Keenan did not say.

Outside the black and white pages, Dan Omar was a tireless forgetful. Nurit Manet, his third wife journalist Yedioth Ahronoth former tells of their first date had shouted at people. “He took me to the party’s newspaper covering television. Until we arrived, he was warm and charming. When we party, his tongue cut the bodies. He met guidelines are known and told them ‘you free food. Everyone went off and could not comment. Since then, the quality of the fight was gone , you do not see her anymore. Even that amount of knowledge that man was a phenomenon has gained. He had a photographic memory, and read very quickly. He was turning the page, already digested. There were few books read paste daily. He had a huge archive of all home related Israeli culture, from late 19th century until his death. everything was sorted. He was set for war. The soldiers were in Tours arranged. It really was a fighter, a general of all this information. Dan saw himself as a knight whose function is to keep the Hebrew culture, the integrity of the culture Hebrew. Unfortunately, he did not live long enough to form the blood-creates adult mass. At the age of 40 you are just starting to write. Hebrew culture has lost something clean, not busy serving no one ”
Against who?
“I remember he had a hard fight, for example, Dan Ben Amotz. Every Friday, Dan Omar was out with his own. Dan with his adopted son. Amotz Danny White said, if you dare today, would remain forever. It became a terrible hatred. The amount of knowledge that the person This phenomenon was gained. If the quote was arguing, he would take the book. He had a photographic memory.
How quickly read?
Were slightly smeared and read two books. He was turning the page, read digested.
What was his agenda?
That changed with the birth of Athaliah. He woke up at 11. Weekend was all night writing the paper tiger. Also wrote the city and then all of the local newspaper reports.Zisi autumnal saw it as an enemy nation. Where he could, he fought it. He represented the opposite, his existence, his decision making. Literary aspect.Autumnal trying to be civilized, serious, dignified, important, and hierarchical. The last thing that really matter content. Dan was reading all the newspapers and literary supplements from England, Germany and New – York. Today, the Internet Sminternat, but he knew the amounts of agar and filed, in what was then the world’s very few systems. He built archive regarding to Israeli culture, from the late 19th century until he died. And nothing was done regularly. Reads, sorts, cuts. It was hard to fight it, because everything is so well sorted. He was always a collector. His dad was town clerk, and brought the first computer ever enters the system. Dan prepared himself for the computer age is very young. When we reached the National Library, took us there with a red carpet. So adored him. Consulted on the materials arrive. He received them very beautiful gifts. If there was multiplication of rare books, they would let him.
Book through the net was a provocation or literary value, too?
Things that were absurd in the way, became a reality. Cynicism and the ability to like it fine and obvious. So it was a protest, not to go there.
What’s the best thing he’s written?
He did not write it. He wrote poetry, which later seemed too sweet. Dan’s tragedy that he died before what he really wanted to write. All that was preparation. This is the real tragedy. That he had not what he wanted. Infinitely many investigations have left.
What is he alive?
Did not let him work, he was very black list. What kept it, had radio and television. He made a huge work of translation and research without his name. That’s what support it. Nobody gave neatly ordered not to employ him. But they were all sycophants, has not and Out. This is a very specific atmosphere. Its leftovers you see today.

“God freed ridges down its assets,
Wore blue jeans and faded …
Down and joined the herd without the leader, a herd with no thought
Parisian fashion flock adapted Caprice. “
Dan Omer, from the song “Long Night”

The word ‘Probaktoar’ is commonly used derogatory word. But a provocation – even cheaper – is part of the work, it just means art, some of the criticism that creativity can and must take. Provocateurs are those lie down on the wire and then vilified. Without challenging as Dan Omar culture and society was left behind. Nurit then girlfriend Anna recalls: “One day, Gideon Hausner, the prosecutor of Eichmann, across the street, Dan Omar said, ‘Hey I know you. Hausner was satisfied. Dan Omar says,’ Yeah, you’re the Metropolitan Opera. Hausner told, Not at all. So Dan said, ‘What, you do not voice of six million Jews? “. He did not like the Ahshuanim Pro.”
Sometimes it was more difficult


Decade for Ping Pong incident in 2000 Eurovision

It’s ten years since our performance in the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm. I Put the whole thing on a shelf and didn’t touch it. I think there isn’t any artist that entered as many areas that he does not understand, except for Paris Hilton. Maybe i did not touch the case because I was afraid to be identified forever as “that guy from the Eurovision” as surely feel if I suddenly Dizengoff Center Tal Sondak  (who represented Israel in 2001)
But it still a significant event in my life. At the height of the attack against us, a paper published a poll. The Options were presented, do you despise the ping pong or you do not mind the band. The survey yielded no invites the imagination that some people somewhere – a support band or like the Sameyach Happy .

The survey result was way above 70 per cent hated us. So there were times when I put the head on the pillow when I know that flowered 70 percent of the people around me, hate me, others are indifferent. A week ago was also similar survey Buweinte, and “Sameach” (Be Happy) our song was chosen as the most hated song in the Israeli Eurovision Song Contest. Again, the song had not proposed to be elected in the list of favorite songs.
Public anger against us, especially that we waved with the flags of Syria, was fertile ground for politicians who wanted to stick a knife in junior nation’s enemies and gain exposure to new light. Some cases Ahatkav my head now, but Google are the star.Knesset Education Conference was held to announce Ping Pong is a “disgrace and shame to the State of Israel and the Israeli culture”. The meeting took place almost to collapse of the security strip in Lebanon. Still, many elected officials bothered to get a special meeting to discuss the song ‘Sameah’, the record looks like Kishon wrote. Yuri Stern said that Russia did not see anything bad. Uri Porat, CEO of IBA at the time, called us, “a rogue group that led us astray scam.” Gil Samsonov, a Likud person, threatened a day after the competition: “This is a crazy band. We’ll take from them about 100 thousand dollars “. The press  mentioned electrical engineer that complain in Afula police that we raised flags of the enemy. Unfortunately, no one checked with me the complaint, if it was.
Anyone who reads the newspapers this hot spring will reveal countless texts illuminate us to shame. Even years later, “Ping Pong” became the word denotes Israel Tel Aviv stripping Vhuchmaologym try to take over the state – something which increases mucus in some people like a fantasy anti-Semitic.
Luckily, I have a basic optimism elephant skin, though, the experience of being the man to hate by an entire nation full of people you love, is not fun. Sometimes even if I was offended, I preferred to be cheerful indifference, and eventually I became convinced I had forgotten. I mocked the criticism, but in perspective, I guess I was hurt a little. I’m a Sachshiorkym him, he thinks it’s good for agriculture, but still – what to do – you are left with someone’s saliva on your face, then at least you should Sattangb.That’s what I’m going to do this article, if already dry mucus.


Price was a hate campaign. I got spit when I went to a concert in Jerusalem, the Pet Shop Boys. I continued to dance of course, because I paid for a ticket. Not long afterwards, I received a heavy blow just below my house, and knocked me to the floor, Achsahgbartan strike goes on. Maybe it was just a crazy hit, who knows, hit people on the street, or was related to reason, do not know. I could not remember how it looked Gbarber, despite the pain subsided after a few minutes, for a few months ahead I would imagine him occasionally on the street at night, and a little nervous. Gyagya also attacked with a knife at the supermarket.
It’s not only local initiatives. I filed a corner music program “Made in Israel” on Channel 1 was fired from her, though I do not remember the exact details. Guy flew from his post as the editor of “Israel, too, cultural program submitted sometime Uchovsky wave on Channel 1. Gave especially guards his name entrance to enter tries not criminal God forbid secretly secretly edit program.
This was the spirit of the times. It an electrical engineer from the North demanded us to represent many others. Of course there were expressions of support, independent thinking companies here and there. Director of `junior` souvenir Batya Rabin banned the students to finish the show, “Sheikh.” Children, in response, the students refused to show the finish and put the song outside the fence. We got to identify with them.
Witch tossing the river, if it floated, a sign she was a witch, if she were drowning, it does not help her that she was not a witch. So, when you’re public enemy, you also can not comment. Anything you say will advance a suspect, you are Public Enemy, you must be a liar and a manipulator.
Media introduced us to be dangerous, deceitful undoing of Israel. Even the few who still like us, do it for the wrong reasons, that we called dangerous and crazy people who want to destroy everything. Those who know me, know that truth is not far from it, the human race is my favorite race, and promoting Israeli culture – poetry, to art, cinema and music – is something that I gave him several years of my life.
What saved us a sense of humor just the fact we did something we believe in Him. In general, if the data show the dry – beatings, dismissals, public humiliation, public hatred – this looked very serious, but there is an amusing side to it that you are an enemy of the public. After all, to yourself you know you’re not even a public enemy.Even if I insist on taking a right to be an enemy to the public, I do not think the framework of the pop band – Dance is the way I choose. I’m not Mother Teresa, but if I had caused damage to life here and there, done that as a journalist for instance, initially was aggressive.
Who were we? Just a funny band, successful or not, contended in a silly dying. Week ran a competition that Harel Skaat, four different songs, end of which he won a song called “words”. I can not remember who was elected a year ago and what happened to him. Even if Skaat wins Eurovision Song Contest, Good luck to him, it is unclear why it is so essential to the lives of seven million people who are trying to close the month. Ukraine and recently won the competition, is it suggested that the successful people and nation came to 19, for example, less good talent?
Strange in light of competition, this sweet, I personally disliked, ping pong against the articles were really mad indicated a mass psychosis. Suggested a serious journalist with anti-Semitic Holocaust denier us in France. Then he wrote this news item we wanted to dance on memory. Of course all these things are not true, is there a need to write it?
But once you’re stripping Israel, all true for you. You need to bow your head and wait until someone else will define and leave you. And if you’re on the side – also better to keep quiet so that the stain will not be infected you too.
Why and how were four nice young men who sang the optimistic and positive and vegetables terrible monsters entire country should be shocked them with meals VI?Well, two charges were against us: one, we have the flags of Israel and Syria the stage contest. Second, we managed to finish 22nd out of 24.
For the loss in competition, my sense is, Belgium and France, two countries where the 23 and 24, the operations did not become public enemies. I also expect the Education Conference in France did not bother to convene specifically to say the name of Walter French culture Serge Ginsburg looking grave shock Eurovision lack of success. Personally, I do not think this is a problem to be last in the competition. After the end of each competition with a rating, someone must be last.
Must rank or even the quality of the song, was not alone It made us so hated. Last twenty years, four different runners perform Eurovision us weaker. Figures such as officer Galit Bell, for example, became a symbol for something, but just can not dissolved in Google to find out what happened to her since. We’re all crazy about Rachel, Sharon won the last place, going fail.
What scares us so much that they know there are people in Europe want peace? Not turned Hamas flags, but the country is divided into a quiet border with us. Peace with Syria is something that not even the current Chief of Staff pushes him, according to the press.
One of the most impudent accusations we would Ngedynu Flags fraud with Syria and Israel. And our official video broadcast a month before the race we kept waving flags.Not only that, all the promos own channel broadcast in the week before the race included us with flags and cucumbers. Nevertheless, many journalists and published eaten Haloks Channel 1 sue us for anything fraudulent. And it says really.
Not represented as well say all of Israel, but it is impossible to represent all of Israel.What David D ‘, for example, an Israeli from me? And I eat more bread from him.Virtuoso talent of course, but what I remember through song or voice Ahplctti represents me?
And Msatgiaym that stuffed politics of pure art competition like the Eurovision Song Contest. In my view, a line like “here I built my home with my bare hands”, is a fantastic political propaganda as MJ to me today that a new member in Damascus. “Saying “the IDF flowers” roaring political as the “Yes” by Guy. Art is always interested in social – political. Creation is just beautiful and lacks some critical dimension, it has no value. And what was our song altogether? That we have to live here in Israel is not afraid of our environment, but in love with her joy.
In spring 2000, we were to leave Lebanon and Israel makes sense normal. Still, all were shocked rabid flying flags of Syria and Israel together. Maybe it really was ahead of the shattering of the illusion, Satatpuggi few months later. But looking back, waving banners seem like something so soft, harmless and even childish. I was much more moderate politically and socially than I am today.
Still, the public atmosphere of the time, the lack of effect is created against us by an entire country and included the media, if I’d say we have the flags for peace would say it’s more of a group of thermal jokers drugged this. So silent, to hatred set.
Amazing is that most minor politician who introduced us to crooks and incited against us were the free food in the other raises a hand to open or to download an unnecessary war pensions for the elderly, if she would bring them to pull longer term.And we, who killed a man, not Peterno men of all mess we made no effort one Swedish Krona, we bad people in the story.
Film Ahmukomontri “Careful Camera” (mine, ore and Erez Shaul Heiman) deals with the first director Max tension Tuna Schreiber, nonexistent, I played the younger character. I added the script but half a biography: a ton balloon travels to Egypt to bring peace, but landed in Saudi Arabia and creates a diplomatic incident.


Go back and tell you the ping-pong, the press presented a joke band established for the competition. During the nineties, after arriving from Beersheba to Tel Aviv, I was a punk band called “Akneac \ Pop” We had cute songs, but business stalled. At the same time, I became a member of a handsome journalist named Guy Asif tried to work on a project to be close to the optimistic pop trance music was the height Vahhauc, reaction to music on the radio controlled brittle depression.
Dance Hits wrote – pop like “I have loved Givati”, ” Burger Ranch “ and “city girl” and we would certainly be a crazy success on a formula that we should love the audience.And what a man just wants to be loved for a while.
I sat at home one evening with my friend then, an artist called Little, composed a poem. I recorded it at the tape, so as not to forget. It took about ten minutes. She asked not to play him more, because she could not tolerate. I played the tape of Ping-pong enthusiastic producer, Dvir Volk (along with the production of works Efrat votes), he shocked them said ‘Forget it, if this song in the album, I’m out. I knew I had hit the hand.
Studied a lot of singers to get into the band. We tried to work with some, not getting along. Then again we did auditions. Most of the candidates were military band singers. We wanted something that would be sweet on the one hand Poppy, on the other we looked for independent thought and depth, because we think Pop is a serious matter lightly.
And so, after countless auditions and troubling half a city to recommend companies can sing the players headed for modeling agencies in the field, Ancgernu the Yifat Giladi, below pajamas were, my ex was, and her roommate, eh Eden, the city had just arrived. With singers, we started to record album. Ronen Ben Tal studio enough. I liked the materials. Invested many hours of recordings of the future album sketches, fashion and morality. Sympathetic record companies, but did not want to invest in the composition of pop in those years. Numerous recordings have made the album an expensive business. Cheaper and manages to take someone with an acoustic guitar and songs about someone leaving him. Although in most cases, she left him justice.
We were a dead end. Gyagya offered to promote a song for Eurovision laughter. I really like the pre competitions, the guiding haircuts, and I supported. But had a three-minute song and all our songs were longer or inadequate Eurovision Song Contest, but the same song that was not clear whether to enter the album.
In January 2000 I decide to listen to advice. Asia my friend explained advised to buy high-quality toilet paper that cared we were sitting, and care. I’m going home with the cylinders, and hear the song answerphone message we sent several months ago, received the Eurovision Song Contest. I’m dumbfounded.
From the first day, the media grumbled the song selection. Anger at first seemed positive scandals. That the Eurovision Song Contest title without scandal and Eternal Euro – a disgrace ‘newspapers is boredom. Most of the anger that first turned Uchovsky wave, one of the judges on the committee, is closely related to the band.What is right. Uchovsky’s argument was that this small country is informed of the introduction. Let’s just say it did not satisfy the Yosefi sisters, who finished second.
We were already engaged in improving the song. We took C – Party song that dealt with foreign workers in general, with the line, “Now I have a new friend from Romania.”News, Baez spoke about peace with Syria, which inspired us hope. I remember a sheet of paper with the flags of Israel and Syria moved me very much. So we turned the line now abroad I have a new friend from Damascus. ” It’s my opinion, musically beautiful part which gives the song a lot of respect for tradition as the Eurovision Song Contest. Still, maybe I should leave the poor Romanian song.


Our choice was surprising. Almost never selected one alternative competition field the Czech Izit that always tried to highlight what the center, central center so he really does not exist in reality: You have people in reality they really Moshe Datz Orna. And media interest in his son. TV and radio stations, newspapers, waiting for what we say.In this situation, you can do two things. Play the game Hayroweziuni, humming a sweet smile cliches or try to exploit the benefit of moving the media radical ideas, the spirit of Sex Pistols sang “I’m using E \ I use anarchy ‘, ie sees the relationship with the media as part of the work.
בחרנו לא להיות מלוקקים כפי שמצפים מלהקות אירוויזיון, אלא לומר – כה רדיקלי – מה שאנחנו חושבים. למשל, סירבנו להצטלם עם חולים שמנוצלים כדי לקדם את סלבריטיותם של אנשים. ניסינו לפעול בגישה פאנקית ולהציג את הערכים ההומניסטים שאנחנו מאמינים בהם, בתוך תחרות האירוויזיון המשודרת למאות מיליוני צופים. היינו בטוחים שיהיו מי שיעריכו את התעוזה והרעננות בלקחת את התחרות הכי מיושנת ופומפוזית, גם אם מקסימה, ולהפוך אותה לשדה פעילות מתוחכמת וערכית יותר, בלי לפחד ובלי לדפוק חשבון. טעינו, בדיעבד: אנשים מעריכים אנשים שלא דופקים חשבון רק כשהם בארץ אחרת או מתים. העיתונאים פה פירשו את הגישה שלנו כהתנשאות ונעלבו, הציבור חשד, חובבי האירוויזיון התחלחלו, גם אנשים מתוחכמים יותרשחשבנו שיבינו את העניין עיקמו את אפם, והפכנו למשהו שהוא בין בדיחה צבעונית מדי לאסון לאומי.
בניגוד למה שנראה מהארץ, התחרות בשטוקהולם היתה כיף. למזלי, אמא שלי היתה איתנו בשבדיה ולא חזתה במפלי השנאה. בחרנו לא לקרוא עיתונות ישראלית כדי לא להתעצבן, והיינו באופוריה. בשטוקהולם היינו דווקא גדולים. עיתונאים חרוצים חיכו לנו בירידה למטוס, עם מלפפוני-ענק, כמחווה לשורה האלמותית “אני רוצה מלפ
פון” (בצהובון שבדי כלשהו נקראנו ‘סנסציית הסקס מתל אביב’, ובעקבות זאת שאול יהלום השיג שורה בעיתון כשדרש להוריד את סצינות העירום מהקליפ וטען ש”זה יציג את עם ישראל כעם בהמי”). היינו השראה לשיר משותף ומרגש שעשו נציגי קפריסין ותורכיה, שתי אומות עם דם עכור. פגשנו אנשים ממלטה. כמה הזדמנויות יש לאדם לפגוש אנשים ממלטה? כל מיני עיתונאי מוזיקה גרמנים התחילו איתי. לא גיליתי להם שאני סטרייט, כדי לשמור על סיקור חיובי. הייתי מוכן לתת את הכול עבור תהילת המולדת.
באירופה דווקא חיבבו את זה שישראלים שואפים לשלום. לא היתה כמעט ביקורת בסיקור הבינלאומי הרב. אם הייתם קוראים על להקה רוסית, שבזמן המלחמה הקרה, קוראת לידידות ושלום עם אמריקה, או להפך, האם הייתם זועמים על חבריה?
בגלל ששבדיה מדינה משמימה מבחינת חדשות, נמצאנו מדי יום בשערי הצהובונים הפופולאריים, מתחרים באייטמים מתחום חיות הכיס והשדיים המלאכותיים. מסיבות העיתונאים יצרו עניין רב, והגענו אליהן חבושים כובעי טמבל עם הכיתוב ‘עם ישראל חי’, מדברים בכובד ראש תוך כדי ריקוד. ככה נראית תהילה.
אחד הדברים הנחמדים היה מסע שלום עצמאי שערכנו למרכז תרבות סורי בפאתי שטוקהולם. לא פנינו לשגרירות הסורית, כי איננו חובבי משטר הבעת’, אלא רצינו להציג משהו אנושי. וכך, צעדנו עם פרחים ועיתונאים למרכז התרבות. המקום היה ריק למדי. מספר ילדים חמודים יצאו בדיוק מחוג ג’ודו לבושים חלוקי קרטה, והיו מופתעים לראות את האנשים המוזרים עם כובעי הטמבל והמצלמות. העמדנו את האורגנית על מזרני ההאבקות הצבעוניים, והתחלנו לשיר את “שמייח” בעברית ובערבית, “או הו סבבה”. לבסוף החלו בקהל להתלחש: התגלה שלא מדובר כלל במרכז תרבות סורי, אלא במרכז תרבות של העדה האשורית. המילים ‘סיריה’ ו’אסיריה’, הלא היא אשור, דומות מאוד. על כל פנים, לא הצטערנו על מסע השלום השגוי: זו הפכה לתרומה שלנו לקשר בין העם בישראל לבין העדה האשורית. מאז ומעולם היתה לי חיבה לשפות המזרח הקדום.
האנ.אמ.אי, העיתון החשוב בעולם (אז) למוזיקה אלטרנטיבית, בחר בנו כמועמדים שלו, ולעג לכך שאנגליה האימפריה המוזיקלית שולחת זמרות בארים מזדקנות ולא להקות מעודכנות כפינגפונג. זו היתה השנה היחידה שהאנ.אמ.אי שלח כתב במיוחד לאירוויזיון, את סטיבן וולס, אחד מכותבי המוזיקה הנודעים, שפרסם ספרים חשובים על פאנק ועודד אותנו מאוד.

גם בהימורים היינו במצב סביר. עמדנו במקום עשר, כשהצמד הסולידי הזוכה, שני מורים דנים מזוקנים, נמצאו בהימורים במקום 15. אחד הכתבים הישראליים, התגלה כשועל רב אינטואיציה, כשהימר עליהם ועשה קופה לא רעה. אבל אנחנו רצינו את המקום הראשון, וכה טפשים, האמנו שנגיע אליו.
היינו בדילמה קשה כשהאירוויזיון התקרב. רשות השידור נבהלה ודרשה מאיתנו לעלות ללא הדגלים. הם הכריזו שאחרת ההופעה תבוטל וניתבע על ידי רשות השידור בסכומים גדולים.
המנהלים שלנו נאלצו לבקש שנחתום על דף, שנישא בתוצאות הכספיות. מיטל ויעל, זמרות הליווי לא הבינו איך זה נפל עליהן. הן לאו דוקא חולקות את הדעות הפוליטיות שלנו ויכלו באותה מידה להופיע עם ירדנה ארזי, למשל, ולפתע הן תחת קטגוריית “עוכרי ישראל”. ב”סיפור שמח”, הסרט התעודי מרחיב הלב שעשה עלינו אלון ויינשטוק, רואים שלמיטל ממש לא היה כוח אלינו.

Still, we refused to lower the flags. Then it was announced, two days before the race, the candidates off. Should go to luggage and go home. We started to pack, ashamed.There were tears in his eyes, because you have given the competition for six months of our lives and we thought (mistakenly, in retrospect) that we have a chance to win.Cancellation never happened kind of Eurovision. The management of the competition intervened and said she would not cancel the song. Eytan Fox, our director, Jewish achieved a compromise: we appear as we want, but IBA’s name removed from the address, alas.
We were very nervous. At the last moment we appeared, with the words’ me happy, instead of life, because we thought it would be the chance of winning, on the advice some experts had predicted there was no chance to win when everyone is singing in Hebrew and English. In retrospect, we had to sing in Hebrew. Because if you lose, At least in your language. Although performance was weak, very much for my taste the crisis because of all the nerve-racking stress, enjoyed the show. When we left, we thought we will win, even though we were right first impression, it is considered the worst location.
The first country was Holland chose us. They counted the points, one after another, and when we got low points, but we were glad more. We were convinced that we receive the Meadows Foy. But we got nothing. And state below. With great difficulty, we managed to gather somehow 7 points from France and Macedonia, since I have affection for the people of Macedonia. There was thrilled published years later my songs.
Eurovision Song Contest is over. Jerome Green lights went out. We returned home, defeated but happy we were on our own. Gyagya defined it well in “Happy Story” Achsahshuvah the feeling defeated politician to that of the election. I still feel we won the Eurovision Song Contest we lost him. Dismissively by TV. Version label already printed in a future single, album, and stopped our market, “the moral fashion”, which our labor hard almost three years. We set to rest and return to work as an alternative, but we did not do it.
Since then, every Eurovision Song Contest, from selecting representative to the Eurovision Song Contest itself, there is something we call “season.” Numerous researchers Mvsotym radio announcers – from themselves, turn to us to Snatraein like the other candidates of the past. But we refuse. So, luckily, Eurovision did not cling to us, because we did many things since then. Hatred itself has expired and we became an amusing anecdote, a hot commodity fresh quiz historical holiday supplements.
I’m not ashamed to another Abalilotia Eurovision Song Contest, on the contrary, just sad and my grandparents were offended talk badly about their grandchild, maybe I should say I’m sorry that electrical engineers anonymous Afula police squandered morning. Still, it is important to me to note that for me, who failed there was no ping pong, but Israel, perhaps even the / the reader / Z.
Less recognized as a street or contest. ” Since I took out several solo albums in all sorts of esoteric labels in the world, eh Matakltat appears in disco band – House Nu Moon. ” Yifat did several exhibitions a boy named. Guy took out an album of “doves” Hebrew music honor did not forget.
October this year, is Eytan Fox, who actually piloted the leaky sailboat in his stained, photographed film based on an anonymous quartet accidentally comes Eurovision, and fighting there with the Israel Broadcasting Authority. If this works like the previous films, the legacy of ping-pong will continue to pulse echo. Eurovision our operation, merged between politics and culture was nothing I returned it often since then, one of several partners. Jive parties against the “occupation” Seven years ago (starring another Fox film, “Bubble”), and now as part of “cultural guerrilla” poetry reading event organizers to aid workers struggles and social affairs, divided and Kiryat Gat, the Garden of Science Rehovot, Ackerstein Yeruham . Ten years later, I can say I learned a lot about Stockholm’s cultural power, the power and the ease with which companies can make public each of us enemy of the people to stone him in the town square, and I still think the song ‘Sameach’ is cool.

Cultural Guerrilla in Sheikh Jarrah

On Wednesday, June 23, at 20:00  we’ll arrange a special occasion in cooperation between the residents of Sheikh Jarrah and guerilla culture group of poets. Joint protest of the incident, testimonies, poetry and music. Loudly express our unqualified support of residents of Sheikh Jarrah and East Jerusalem against the folly of courts and security forces, the daily bullying against new tenants, and against the injustices of the occupation of Jerusalem, Gaza and the West of pursuing Palestinian civilians – Israelis.

A more cosmetic surgery and did not recognize it – it was Sheikh Jarrah, Jerusalem Palestinian village, the residents of the 48 refugees muezzin tower stands near the gas station. Before tile roofs and 200 units of concrete housing complex parking lot for the convenience of worshipers Shimon the Righteous. Before there were houses to ashes and democracy carpet wiping feet. Before the declaration of a settlement to the world “Hersh sheep” Holy Jerusalem Israel’s independence day.

Middle of the night – time favorite of law, dozens of police surrounded the house from the back of the Al – Cord force residents to evacuate the lot into the street. Morning had already arrived liberators Sheikh Jarrah organization “thing of Shimon (justified) International to their new home. But the law has not come early, he came there to say, very late. The law was holding a title deed of date, not out, married and Ottoman stamps and ink proudly in a shiny new signatures and supreme judges of the district stating unequivocally – 48 settled land the legal owner (ie, only if he is a Jew)!

So neatly, house after house falls captive citizens legal inequality. Huge police forces assigned to evacuate not only mothers and children, but supporters of violent repression and protest. Struggle Sheikh Jarrah has long been the punching pillow not only the security forces, but of anyone who wishes to promote hatred and fear, to silence any criticism and incite against activists and human rights groups against the Palestinian population.

Last stage the most violent purge Sheikh Jarrah Palestinian residents (settlers complication establishment strictly chokehold on Jerusalem) has already begun, but as long as the struggle will continue – it will not be the final stage. Vigil in Sheikh Jarrah, continues to gather week after week and is growing.

Sing songs and stand upright with the culture of injustice disclaims seeks new vision for the Israeli and Palestinian society and healthy life together, and equal right. “Holy Jerusalem is occupied” and here – we combine cultural guerrilla liberation movement charming Sheikh J. Host. Clowns bring poetry and humor, drummers Natupp Revolution poetry, bullhorn megaphone more poetic prophet plug struggles Yeruham, Kiryat Gat, Rehovot, Titan to change direction and build a new company.


Avner colleague
Uri Agnon
Oren Jeremias
Eliana Almog
Almog Behar
Osnat Skublinsky
Ariel cylinders
Boaz Yaniv
Daniel Oz
Yehuda Uzzi
Joshua Simon
Yuval Ben-Ami
Yuval hebrew
Paz, Yuval

Naaman dovish

Yael Birnbaum

Yankele Rotbelet
Marwan Dance
When Shmuelof
Natalie Levine
Naama courts
Eran Hadas
Eran Cgub
Roy Chicky Arad
Ronnie Hirsch
Shai Arie Mizrachi
Tell Masalha
TAHAL spread

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