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Monday, December 28, 2009

Lebanese singer claims Israeli death threats

In a bizarre story in the Arabic media, Lebanese singer Najwa Karam is claiming that she has received death threats from Israel.

Apparently, at a concert in Amman, a number of Palestinian Arabs started singing patriotic PalArab songs. This was considered incitement by Israel and prompted the death threats.

This is not the first time that Ms. Karam has made this claim. In 1996, the she says that the Israelis also threatened her life, and she called on Lebanese security agencies to protect her.

It seems that the Mossad calls up its potential victims before assassinating them, just to give them a sporting chance.

The Firas Press article that covered this story includes four large pictures of the singer, something that one never sees in any other news stories.

This must be the best way to increase album sales in the Arab world.