NJPAC chief Ayman Odeh on Wednesday said it is “very interesting” that hip hop and rap stars such as Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Lil Wayne, Future, Big Sean, Rick Ross and Kanye West are being recognized for their music as the music industry continues to be rocked by the murder of a Palestinian teenager in a Jerusalem bus station.
Odehar also said that the Jewish State has been able to achieve its goals by using its power and strength and by using it to protect its citizens.
ODEH: We’re talking about our freedom, our freedom from oppression, our dignity, our security, and our right to exist, Odehy said in a statement released by the organization, adding that Israel has achieved the goals set out in the Declaration of Principles on the State of Israel, which was signed in 2009 by then-Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and then-President Shimon Peres.
Odesh also praised Israeli musicians for “working to make the world a better place” and for “making the world safe for the artists and for all of us who work and live and love Israel.”
Odehs comments come as Israel prepares to host a massive annual celebration of the 70th anniversary of its liberation from Nazi occupation in 2019.
Odessh added that it is important to talk to Palestinians, and to understand that there are “many Palestinians living in fear in the occupied territories and the West Bank.” “
For too long we have listened to the international media and we have heard only what the Israelis tell us.”
Odessh added that it is important to talk to Palestinians, and to understand that there are “many Palestinians living in fear in the occupied territories and the West Bank.”
He also urged the international community to “stop making excuses” for Israel and its leaders and said that Israeli leaders should be held accountable for their actions and that Palestinians should have a voice in their own country.
ODESH: The only thing I ask is that we stop saying that Israel is an exceptional state, and that is what we are doing.
We are a democracy, he said.
“We are a state that is under international pressure, and we are under international condemnation.”
Israel’s Supreme Court in December sentenced two Israeli teenagers, one of whom was killed in the bus station, to life in prison for the killing of 17-year-old Mohammad Abu Khdeir in Jerusalem’s central Knesset.
The second man, 18-year old Muhammad Khdeib, was sentenced to life for the stabbing death of 19-year year-old Hussam Abu Khudair.
Both were convicted of murder.