Read: ‘Beats, Not Bombs – Hip Hop and the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict’

“When one thinks of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, from
its long history through the present, hip-hop is not usually the
first thing to come to mind. However, if one studies hip-hop in
the state of Israel, one will find that it is inextricably linked to the
conflict there. Although its history is brief, hip-hop in Israel is
often political, including music by both Jewish and Arab artists.
These artists use their music to express their opinion about the
conflict, to define group identity, and to help the opposing side
understand their point of view. Because hip-hop has always been
linked to the conflict, it is reasonable to ask if hip-hop could thus
also be part of a solution to the conflict. Is it possible for Jewish
and Arab artists to come together through hip-hop to find
common ground in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?”………….

Recommended reading: this thesis by Karin Heim of Northeastern University.

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