ALL FOR PEACE grassroots
Palestinian-Israeli radio has established a model for others to follow.
They broadcast all day, every day:
RAINBOW -- the English language broadcasts hosted by Mike Brand -- will be every Sunday, and repeated on Tuesdays:
This Sunday and Tuesday -- March 27th and 29th -- guests will be:
And today more broadcast history
is expected to follow on official Israeli and Palestinian radio.
This Sunday March 27, 2005, 10:00 am, Palestinian radio will broadcast its first-ever Hebrew song.
At the same time, Israeli army radio will simultaneously be playing the same track in Arabic.
Bassem Abu Sumaya, director of Voice of Palestine, said about the two versions of the song, composed and sung by Palestinian and Israeli singers, hitting the airwaves: "Broadcasting this song shows we are committed and believe in peace."
The love song, In My Heart, will be sung by Israeli David Brozza and Palestinian Wissam Murad, who wrote the ballad together.
The lyrics were written two years ago - at the height of the Palestinian uprising or intifada - by Broza and Wisam Murad's brother, Said, also a member of Sabreen (Association for Artistic Development, in
"If Said and I could sit when chaos, bombs and havoc were all around us and could write about love, then others can," Broza told the Reuters News Agency.
"After all the pain and anger, something sweet can come out."
Stories about this broadcasting breakthrough are around the Web, including at: