Quadruple A (Angry, American, Academic, Arab) doesn't get it
Another verbal "expulsion through the rectum of a mixture of gases that are byproducts of the digestion process of mammals and other animals" (vulgarly known as "fart") from Prof. AbuKhalil:
"There is a movie coming soon to our theaters: a film--an actual film--of a performance of Israeli philharmonic orchestra. I could not believe it when I saw the trailer in the theater. Who would produce a movie of a philharmonic orchestra of any country. There are not even films of philharmonic orchestras of THE US DAMN IT. What is this insane and obsessive love affair with things Israeli in this country?? I mean, if this was the Austrian or German philharmonic orchestras, I would have understood, but Israel's??? Why Israel's?? What is next? A feature film about potatoes in Israel?? "
I believe this is the event that makes his blood boil so:
On Thursday, July 28 at 7:00 pm (local time), NCM Fathom and Mod 3 Live present LIVE FROM JERUSALEM*: An Evening with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Conducted by Zubin Mehta with Soloists Renée Fleming and Joseph Calleja.
Filled with majestic arias and duets, the performance includes a sweeping visual and audio experience that will bring down the curtain on the Jerusalem Season of Culture 2011. Zubin Mehta conducts the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in the breathtaking city of Jerusalem with a special one-night event featuring soprano Renée Fleming and tenor Joseph Calleja. This special in-theater event will show in more than 480 select movie theaters nationwide, including 21 theaters in New York tri-state area. Tickets for LIVE FROM JERUSALEM*: An Evening with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Conducted by Zubin Mehta with Soloists Renée Fleming and Joseph Calleja are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com"
It is only possible to understand AbuKhalil's outraged howl:
"I mean, if this was the Austrian or German philharmonic orchestras, I would have understood, but Israel's??? Why Israel's?? What is next?"
"But no, never will we recognize the Zionist State of Israel! We must go back to the 1968 PLO charter, not the one engineered by Bill Clinton in Ramallah. We Arabs, Palestinians, cannot be equivocal when it comes to Israel. The Arab world will never prosper until the Zionist regime is removed!”
He added: “Yes, I am gloating now–Israel sees their ordered world now collapsing before their very eyes. We celebrate the demise of Israel, yes, Israel, your days are truly numbered!”
AbuKhalil got a thunderous, standing five-minute ovation."
Here are a few AAAA-confounding Israeli Philharmonic moments:
IDF Violinist & Israel Philharmonic in Scud Attack 1991
And this little beauty: Greek Dalaras & Israel Philharmonic in Hebrew Songs
(The last video is a reminder that I must write something, very cautious, about the Israel-Greece spring thaw.)