Sunday, 18 September 2011

The Blue Chair

New YouTube video pokes fun at Palestinian statehood bid

Anonymously-authored music video for Arabic song ‘Blue Chair’ appears to be the work of Palestinians who believe the diplomatic efforts to be misplaced.

A new music video circulating online criticizes the Palestinian Authority’s efforts to bring the issue of Palestinian statehood for a vote in the United Nations. The video for the song ‘Blue Chair’, uploaded to the internet Saturday, appears to be the work of Palestinians.
The Arabic lyrics of the song appear to make light of the amount of attention given to the UN statehood bid, symbolized by the ‘Blue Chair’, an apparent reference to a chair that has been flown around the world for public relations appearances, symbolic of a seat for a future state of Palestine at the UN.
“This chair... is not just any chair. This chair is an extraordinary and magical kind!” read the translated lyrics. “This blue chair... will it give us our ‘Right of Return’? This chair... will it give us back Jerusalem and Palestine? … We are people... not like any other people. We are people... who have fallen in love with chairs!”

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