RAP NEWS 24: ISRAEL
& PALESTINE [S02:E04].
failed peace talks have led
nowhere; but do not lose hope just yet.
Join Robert Foster as he attempts to host the first ever Middle East
Peace Raps, using rhyme and reason to bring together Israeli Prime
Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu, and a representative of
Hamas. We investigate the key arguments, counter-arguments and
ad-hominems from both sides. But the picture would not be
complete without a thorough discussion of "America's last taboo",
as Edward Said once referred to it: the USA's role as Israel's best
(and only) buddy in the world (Ok, together with Australia).
Featuring special cameos from prominent American Jewish
scholar, Dr. Norman Finkelstein, and Palestinian rap legends,
DAM, this is an episode for the ages. Join us as we bravely (or
perhaps stupidly) take on one of the most bitter, divisive and
controversial conflicts of our times: Israel & Palestine.
Written & created by Giordano Nanni & Hugo Farrant in a
suburban backyard home studio in Melbourne, Australia, on
Main beat: "Look Away" by
additional composition work by Giordano Nanni)
MSMBS beat: "Basement Freak" by
Check out Profetesa Beats here: http://www.profetesa-beats.com
Ken Oathcarn beat: "K-Kids" by Able8 and
DAM cameo: Massive thanks to Tamer Nafar, Suhell Nafar and
Mahmoud Jreri (aka DAM) for appearing in this episode and
filming their scene in Ramallah. Check them out at their
site:http://www.damrap.com. This collaboration could not have
been possible without the help of @LondonBDSGroup, Arianne
Shaffer from the Kindle Project: http://kindleproject.org and
Amber Fares from Speed
Norman Finkelstein cameo: Awesome gratitude to Norman for
agreeing to lend his powerful voice to this episode. We thank Ken
Klippenstein for putting us in touch with Norman; and all who
helped with the recording and shoot in New York: Nancy Mansour
aka Harrabic Tubman, Omar Abarubb (a.k.a Boy Hydro),
AymanEl-Sayed (Existenceisresistance.org) and Draf of Damatrix
ScarJo cameo: thanks to Scarlett for being a good sport and
agreeing to take part. Ok, seriously: Thanks to Ellen Burbidge for
her brilliant Scar-Jo impersonation; and to Lucy Cahill for
providing the voice.
All other acting by Hugo & Giordano.
Animations by Rap News fx-wizard, Jonas Schweizer (aka
Amazing prop engineering by Zoë
Images by Photoshop ninja Zoe
Make-up courtesy of Rosie Dunlop.
Filming / video-editing assistance and all round legendary support
by Damian Tapley.
Photography in Israel/Palestine by Suhell Nafar and Dan Cohen.
Captions syncing by Koolfy from http://nurpa.be.
Wigs styled and provided by Rose
Video and music editing by Giordano.
A special thanks to the sage Patrick Wolfe for consultation and
conversations about Israel/Palestine; and to DBot and Adso
Ferguson for providing invaluable feedback on the script.
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Many thanks to:
Amit Gilutz for Hebrew translation
FL-Bremen for German translation
Jonas Maebe for Dutch translation
Tamara L for Serbian translation
Frederik E-C for Danish translation
Julie Chatagnon for French translation
Prokhor Ozornin for Russian translation
Euclides Filho for Portuguese translation
Peter and Paul for Romanian translation