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East J’lem Blow Them Horns

The dread vuvuzela enters the fray

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Vuvuzela-users.(Wikipedia)

The East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah has long been ground zero for the movement to halt all Israeli building—indeed, all official Israeli presence—in East Jerusalem, and it has become most famous for its Friday protests, in which Palestinians and left-wing Jews join to draw attention to their cause.

And what’s the best way to draw attention to your cause? I think everyone who has been watching World Cup Finals matches over the past two weeks knows that: Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Yes, folks, the Sheikh Jarrah protestors have resorted to vuvuzelas, those annoying horns that have become notorious for dominating (and partially ruining) soccer viewing experiences. I hope they know that they are probably losing as many fans as they are making. (I also hope they know whose pockets they are lining!)

If you would like to keep up-to-date on the vuvuzela’s doings, you can check—what else?—its Twitter feed.

Sheikh Jarrah Protesters Hope To Draw Attention With Vuvuzelas [Ynet]
Earlier: East Jerusalem Neighborhood Encapsulates Conflict

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Perhaps, with any luck, for the ‘blowers’ we can look forward to massive coronaries from the blowing along with deafness as a side line

A Jew blows the ram’s horn, a call to battle. A Jew does not blow the vuvuzela in the company of the enemy.

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East J’lem Blow Them Horns

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