The Oberlin Review

WhiteFlag Project Opens Dialogue

Elise Shulman-Reed, Staff Writer

December 11, 2009

Filed under ARTS, Music

Although the Israelis and Palestinians continue to fight in the Middle East, WhiteFlag Project, a musical group composed of both Israelis and Palestinians, showed that music trumps violence during its visit to Oberlin on Dec. 8. According to its website, “WhiteFlag Project is a core group of Arab and Jewish musicians, motivated by the desire to continue this unique musical dialogue and invite other likewise-minded musicians from all over the world to help create peace through their music.” Many musicians in the group hail from Gaza and Tel Aviv, two locations heavily affected by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Hosted by the Oberlin Zionists, Oberlin Peace Activists League and J Street U, this event included...

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