Thursday, 1 May 2008

Sound of (Palestinian) Music


Today we've been driving around the " Puy de Dôme " it's really beautiful, almost unreal, have you seen Sound of music? Rememeber the last scene when the whole family is running down a green hill? That's it!

We had dinner in a an ugly resturant with only one employee, and a dog. We couldn't eat any of the specialities ( not kosher) but he made us the tastiest omelette we have ever had, really, I'm not exaggerating!
We spent the afternoon in Mont Dore, a village in the mountains.
There, at a café, I saw two young girls having a coffee with their mum, both with a "keffieh" , a Palestinian scarf.
We should really ask the Palestinians for PR advice, they've done a marvellous job!
It makes me sick passing by young girls and boys with a Palestinian scarf around their neck. I wonder if they really know what it stands for and how their parents can allow them to go out like that!
It is pure propaganda, and it works! Wherever you turn your head, even in the smallest village far from the crowd, there is always someone to remind you of who you are and that you're not desired.

3 comments:

Ilanadavita said...

I believe that a lot of these kids haven't got a clue concerning the meaning of their keffieh. Once I told a girl (in a class where most kids are very poor students)that I refused to teach teenage terrorists (she was wearing her keffieh so that it covered most of her face)and she gave me a blank look. She had obviously no idea what I was talking about.

swedish chekchouka said...

ilana, I really hope you're right. Often, on the train or elsewhere, I stare and stare and try to look as annoyed as I feel inside but I never got a reaction.
The worst thing is that you can even spot the keffieh on the catwalk and in glossy magazines like Elle for example!
Shabat shalom!

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