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conversations around this story below, including responses
from the reporters.
Deborah Anderson - LaGrange, Illinois
I wish it were that simple to reconcile the Arabs and the
Jews but it is not. The crisis in the Middle East make it
difficult for people to realize that both cultures are wonderful
and have so much to give to the world-wide community. I
applaud a Jew who, in his youth reached out to Arabs through
his music. When we appreciate the beauty of mankind through
the arts we truly are one. I loved his music.
Lucy Fox - Montgomery, New York
I thought his music was wonderful. It was too bad the segment
wasn't long enough. I tried to order the music and had no
luck but I will search and try to order again. I believe
music can bring people together. Arabs and Jews are cousins
and we act that way. I do applaud Maurice for his efforts.
Anonymous ‚ Selma, California
This story as well as many other stories you feature on
Frontline World is great. I often tire of watching the news
and wondering what is going on in the rest of the world.
It is wonderful to hear individual stories from real people.
As far as music like Maurice El Medioni's helping reconcile
Jews and Arabs... Let me put it this way, imagine what would
the situation between Jews and Arabs be like if they did
not have something in common? What if they shared nothing?
Maurice said that his Arab band members accepted him and
treated him like a brother because of his love for music.
Would they have treated him similarly if music was not his
life? In order for two peoples to get along in the midst
of conflict they must share something. Whether it be a common
goal, belief, or passion.