Cowardice and scarves
The entertainment industry has reached a new low in its Israel wooing today. Latin pop star Ricky Martin, in effort to appease his Israeli critics (who undoubtedly would have forever labelled him an "anti-semite") over a Palestinian kaffiya incident in Jordan last week, has decided to "sing in Israel" next spring.
Martin apparently apologized Sunday to the Israeli consul in New York for wearing a headscarf reading "Jerusalem is ours" while attending an Arab youth conference in Amman, Jordan.
"The singer said he was taken advantage of and that as a special gesture he planned to play a concert in Israel on his next world tour that starts in spring."
Hey Ricky, would you come to Gaza if I told you I was offended by your backtracking cowardice?
I didn't think so.
But just in case you change you your mind, there's a nice cozy spot waiting for you somewhere between evacuated Netzarim and Eli Sinai.
And next time you visit Mr. Mekel in the NY consulate, you might want to remind him that East Jerusalem is illegally occupied.