Books – Abdel Fattah Al-Ajami:
A picture that sparked widespread controversy on social networking sites, published by Emirati Hamad Al Mazrouei, in which he appears with the artist Mohamed Ramadan, and next to them the Israeli singer Omer Adam (Omir Adam), was taken for them in Dubai.
Al Mazrouei commented on the photo he posted on his Twitter account, then deleted it, saying: “The most famous artist in Egypt with the most famous artist in Israel, Dubai brings us together.”
After that, the official page in Arabic of the State of Israel on the “Facebook” website published the same picture, and “Israel speaks Arabic” commented on the picture, saying: “Art always brings us together … Egyptian star Mohamed Ramadan with Israeli singer Omir Adam in Dubai.”
Ramadan appeared in the picture, hugging the Israeli artist, which has sparked widespread controversy over the photo since its publication.
The picture of Muhammad Ramadan with the Israeli artist, Omir Adam, was not the only one that sparked a debate about the relationship of Arab artists with Israel.
Last September, the Israeli band Al-Nour sang composed by star Hussein Al Jasmi on the occasion of the peace agreement between the UAE and Israel.
The Israeli band Al-Nour used the melody of the song Al-Jasmi, “I love you,” which he composed and released in 2018 from the words of Ahmed Al-Sanea, distribution, mixaj and Master Walid Fayed, and the group re-distributed the song and published it on its YouTube channel.
In describing the song, the Israeli band said on “YouTube” that it comes on the occasion of the peace treaty, which it described as “inspiring the nation,” noting that this clip is “a tribute to the UAE” in cooperation with director Ronen Peled Haddad, and Ariel Cohen, the band’s music director.
And through the hashtag “# Shame_yak_yasmy”, many of the pioneers of the short blogging site “Twitter”, expressing their rejection of Al-Jasmi’s cooperation with an Israeli band, and in response to this hashtag, “Hussein” said in a short tweet on “Twitter”: “I am … so nice. “.
The Lebanese singer also accused Elissa of normalization with Israel, after she faced all those who criticized the interview of the Lebanese writer Amin Maalouf, on the Israeli channel “i 24” in 2016.
Elisa said, “Amin Maalouf is a Lebanese figure who made us all feel proud. It takes time to overcome superficial matters,” which exposed her to widespread criticism at the time.
Leader Adel Imam was accused of normalizing relations with Israel after he presented the series “Mamoun and Partners” in 2016.
Imam responded to the accusations against him at the time, and said that “the series embodied the required coexistence between the monotheistic religions, and every person must respect the freedom of different beliefs,” and he asked his critics to differentiate between Judaism and Zionism.
In August 2016, a sensation erupted after a picture of Tunisian artist Saber Al-Rubaihi was circulated next to an Israeli officer, as he was heading to the Palestinian territories to perform in the Palestinian city of Rawabi.
Meanwhile, al-Rubai’i replied, saying that the storm raised by the picture took more than its size, indicating during an intervention with the “Interactingum” program on the “Al-Arabiya” channel, that entry to the Palestinian territories comes through that corridor, “we are obliged to pass through it.”
He said that the officer had identified himself as “Hadi al-Khatib” and that he was Palestinian and that he was responsible for coordinating his and his band’s entry into the Palestinian territories, and that dealing with the Palestinian authorities would be through him.
And he continued: “We Arabs gather to doubt and distort each other .. I wonder where those pens were when Saber was singing for Palestine? These pens ignored the historic concert through which we tried to open a bridge for Arab artists to sing in Palestine,” stressing that it could not be He is allowed to question or outbid his stances in support of the brothers in Palestine, stressing that he is against normalization.
She also accused the artist, Basma, of normalization with Israel, after her participation in the series Tyrant in 2016, and standing with the Israeli actress Moran Atias.
She responded by saying: “I signed with (Fox 21), which is known to be one of the largest American production companies, and it cannot be said that I worked with an Israeli production company, and although most of those who attacked me knew that I was wronged, no one apologized for my distortion. This series is a step. Good and important in my career and very proud of her, and the people who love me are happy for me. “
In 2014, the Palestinian star, Muhammad Assaf, was accused of normalization with Israel, after publishing a photo of him with the Israeli model Caroline Khoury, which made him accuse him of normalization.
Assaf said at the time, saying: “If the picture is really of an Israeli girl, then I apologize to my Palestinian people because that was completely inadvertent,” stressing that he is the son of the Palestinian cause.
In 2013, the Syrian artist accused Asala of normalization with Israel after her visit to Palestine and reviving a concert at the Solomon Ponds Nights Festival in Bethlehem.
Although she is considered the first Syrian singer to perform in Palestine since 1967, after a decision was issued prohibiting dealing with Israel or entering the occupied territories; Some accused her of normalization and violating Syrian law.
A group of Syrian lawyers filed a lawsuit against her, and presented documents confirming that she had obtained an Israeli entry visa to attend the festival with the help of an Israeli officer.
The Syrian Bar Association filed the personal claim in the name of the “Syrian Arab Republic,” and filed the public case with the first investigating judge in Damascus under No. 886.
Amr Diab was subjected to great criticism after participating in a Moroccan singing festival in 2009, in which an Israeli singer was participating. Diab denied any knowledge of the nationality of the singer who participated in the festival.
In 2012, Amr Diab faced charges after signing a cooperation agreement between the “Rotana” company, to which he was affiliated, and companies affiliated with the General Manager of News Limited, Robert Murdoch, and the poet Ayman Bahjat Qamar attacked him, saying: “When you are a great Egyptian artist and sell your songs and history. “Murdoch, the Israeli, is your personal freedom, but I will send songs to my country and to my children after me. I do not live for my history.”
While Amr Diab responded on his official Facebook page: “Some of the authors and composers of his previous songs have attributed the transformation and transformation of a purely artistic path to other contexts that touch on the established principles with which the artist has dealt with throughout his artistic career, and as the artist Amr Diab expresses this sadness, He thought that he should clarify: that his artistic choices in his works are always subject to the quality considerations with which he is keen to present everything new, so that his non-renewal of cooperation with some of those who have repeatedly cooperated with them previously does not mean diminishing them or their talent, nor does it mean that their exclusion or exclusion from his work will turn The new technician is to move directly to the opponent’s position, who tries to justify their lack of choice in this work by promoting false ideas and fabrications that affect his national principles.
The artist Khaled al-Nabawi was accused of normalization with Israel after participating in one of the main roles of the American film Fair Game in 2010, after his participation with the Israeli actress Lizar Shahi.
At the time, the Prophet defended himself, saying: “I do not allow anyone to bid on my patriotism as an Arab artist,” explaining that his participation in the film was serving Arabism by embodying the character of an Iraqi scientist who denies his country possesses nuclear weapons.