Thursday, August 29, 2013

Gangnam Style is the Secret to Middle East Peace?

Apparently, a bunch of IDF combat soldiers could not resist dancing to Gangnam Style at a  Palestinian wedding in Hebron while they were in the middle of a patrol.

So they danced with a bunch of Palestinians while they were loaded up in full combat gear, G-d bless them.

I can understand that they need to be disciplined-they could have been lynched. But for me this is a strangely, weirdly hopeful little clip-even for a complete Mid East pessimist like me.

Hebron is the "Ir Avoteinu", the home of the Cave of the Patriarchs.

For a few split seconds, the descendants of Abraham and Ishmael had a few dancing moments together where their forefathers and mothers once lived and are buried.

It's crazy, but that's the Middle East.