A graduate of the University of Oregon with a bachelor’s degree in political science, Jewish musician Ari Lesser seems to understand the situation in the Middle East.
From the song’s chorus:
So you want to criticize Israel, that’s cool,
But if you support Hamas, you’re a fool
Unless you want radical Islamic rule,
And stockpiles of rockets at your kids school
Remember they send their own people out strapped
With suicide bombs blowing up in their lap
You think they seek peace, that’s a bunch of crap
They just want to wipe Israel off the map.
Lesser, who is moved and wants to help educate people about what Hamas actually is, has partnered with StandWithUs, an Israel advocacy group.
“It’s crucial to get a song like this out there now because of all the misinformation and media bias,” Lesser says in Times of Israel.
While Hamas has developed, or “metastasized” as President Obama would say, into ISIS, something bigger and deadlier than Hamas was, Lesser says the song’s message is still relevant.
“The focus on ISIS is not all that different,” he said. “People are starting to realize that there is a radical form of Islam that Israel is having to deal with.”
Lesser in his song also breaks down the difference that many are forgetting or are unwilling to see.
Let me start off slow so you don’t get lost
Palestinians are not the same as Hamas
Though they may live in the same location
Hamas is a terrorist organization
Many are quick to assume that if you are from the Palestinian or Syrian area, then that makes you a terrorist. That’s not true.
“I know there is a lot of animosity right now, but I do believe that most Palestinians want peace,” Lesser said. “I definitely love Israel and want to show the world what is good about it and what threatens it.”
H/T Times of Israel
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