Arab-Is­raeli duo to sing in Lon­don for the ZF

The Jewish Chronicle - - News -

IS­RAEL’S EX-EURO­VI­SION SONG Con­test per­form­ers Mira Awad ( above left) and Achi­noam (Noa) Nini ( above right) will per­form at the Zion­ist Fed­er­a­tion’s Yom Ha’atz­maut show next year.

The pair, who fin­ished 16th in May’s Euro­vi­sion com­pe­ti­tion with their song There Must Be An­other Way, will sing in Lon­don in April.

The ZF hopes their host­ing of the Is­raeli-Arab duo — Miri Awad is a Pales­tinian Chris­tian — will avoid a re­peat of the con­tro­versy ear­lier this year when it was forced to re­lo­cate the an­nual fam­ily en­ter­tain­ment night.

Last April, the Blooms­bury The­atre in cen­tral Lon­don re­fused to host mem­bers of an IDF dance troupe who were in­vited to per­form at the show.

It even­tu­ally took place in Finch­ley, north Lon­don, where around 40 an­tiIs­rael demon­stra­tors shouted in­sults at Holo­caust sur­vivors and fam­i­lies as they ar­rived.

The the­atre later apol­o­gised and made a do­na­tion to the ZF.

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