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March 22, 2012 10:28 am

Palestinian Music Video Mimics Psalms

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A Palestinian Authority TV music video of a song whose lyrics mimic Psalms. Photo: PMW.

Palestinian Authority TV recently broadcast a song with lyrics that imitate the biblical Jewish longing for Jerusalem—but no Jewish holy sites or landmarks are shown in the music video, Palestinian Media Watch reported.

In a strikingly similar line to Psalms 137:5, the PA TV song says: “May my right arm forget me, may my left arm forget me. May the light of my eyes and the openings of songs forget me, if I forget Jerusalem.” Psalms says: “If I forget thee, oh Jerusalem, may my right hand forget its skill, may my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth, if I do not remember thee.”

The PA TV music video includes Arab children playing, the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the Dome of the Rock and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, blended with scenes of riots, stone-throwing, and clashes with Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem.

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