Israeli orchestra sends musical love letter to Arab states


October 30, 2020

Firqat Alnoor Orchestra recorded an instrumental version of the Emirati song "Ahebak" on top of the Azrieli Circular Tower in Tel Aviv.

(Israel21C via JNS) Atop a soaring Tel Aviv skyscraper, an orchestra of Jewish, Muslim, Druze and Christian musicians from across Israel performed the Emirati song "Ahebak" ("I Love You") in tribute to the historic Israel-UAE peace treaty.

Posted on Sept. 15 to coincide with the Abraham Accords signing ceremony in Washington, the clip now has a quarter-million YouTube views.

"It has made a lot of noise," says Firqat Alnoor Orchestra co-founder and manager Hana Ftaya.

"The reactions are overwhelmingly positive. We weren't surprised to get negative comments as well. We believe it will take time...

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