Site News Egypt Youm7 reported Saturday that Rahim said it will open its concert with hate Israel.
Arabic entertainment news site quoted Rahim FilFan saying he’ll be wearing a suit with the colors of the Egyptian flag and sing their ode to former defense minister and now Egyptian presidential candidate Abdel Fattah El- Sisi, Sisi love.
Rahim was quoted as saying by FilFan is “honored to be the only Egyptian singer at the festival this year is the first time I participated in such a big event.”
The festival, expected to attract over 2.5 million visitors nine days and a hundred concerts in Rabat and Salé suburb, is considered one of the biggest music festivals in the world.
According to festival organizers, Rahim worked in a laundry where she sang her friends until the 1980s, when the owner of a record store offered to produce their first album. After decades of Egyptian pop, Rahim returned to political issues.
In 2008, Rahim lost a contract to appear in commercials for McDonald for McFalafel after Jewish group’s human rights, including the Anti -Defamation and the American Jewish Committee League, alerted the company to his song, which was accused of inciting hatred of Israel and Jews.
Rahim had another hit, Hey Arab Leaders, in which he accused the U.S. and Israel of being the mastermind of the 9-11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York.
The ADL has posted his lyrics (see below) and Palestinian Media Watch their music video labeled as examples of anti-Semitism and incitement to hatred in Egyptian popular culture.
On Sunday, Rabbi Abraham Cooper of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, told The Algemeiner he hoped other international musicians at the festival used their stage time to promote peace instead of hate.
“Remember that Alicia Keys delivered a message of peace last summer in Tel Aviv, despite the BDSers hypocrite hysteria," Rabbi Cooper said, referring to the struggle against Israel ' boycott, divestment and sanctions " activists who tried to pressure to cancel Keys his performance. " hope she and the other Western talent to urge the organizers to make the festival a zone free of hate and counter the anti -Israel hate his music. "
As Chaaboula , Cooper said " may want to upgrade your tired lyrics . "
" He writes one of the reasons he hates Israel because it is the Golan," Cooper said. “Have you checked with the constant flow of severely injured Syrians reach the Golan to Israel “without question “the hospital who hates Assad Israeli doctors save their lives? “?
"Hate in your neighborhood is all too abundant food. How about trying the old Beatles All you need is love" for a change,” Cooper asked.
Read full letter below Chaaboula hatred , as was announced by the ADL :
I hate Israel, and I 'd say that if I was asked ,
Even if I will be killed or go to jail as a prisoner .
I love Hosni Mubarak because he is so smart (literally, because your mind is large) ,
When taking any action, believes that awareness .
I hate Israel, and I do not like the ruins.
(Israel) loves and hates the ruined building.
I love Yasser Arafat - he's my favorite man.
The Egyptian nation is sad and shame covers me.
I love Yasser Arafat, and hatred of Israel,
Shimon (Peres) and Sharon.
I love ' Amr Moussa, for his statements balanced.
What is the sin of children - those who die every day?
People are taking up arms, people are holding clubs.
I hate Israel - all we are angry - al- Quds is in our mind. When ad - Durra (Muhammad ad - Durra - the boy who was killed in Gaza - CD) died, the President was sad,
He told the newspaper : "Who is satisfied with the humiliation? "
I hate Israel, and I do not like Ehud Barak
since he is disgusting, and everyone hates you.
All time forgets Egypt, and is very patient,
But when Egypt gets angry, turns back to the ambassador.
I hate Israel - ask Shahid blood.
Ask those who crossed (the Suez Canal) in the glorious October.
I hate Israel because of southern Lebanon,
al- Quds and Iraq,
Syria and the Golan.
'Hey Arab Leaders
" ... The two sides of the same coin, America and Israel.
They made the world a jungle and lit the fuse.
America spread its wings, does not care about anyone.
No one can stop it, no one can reach it.
Soon he (Bush) will say Iran, then he will say Syria
but he says nothing about [North] Korea.
About [the twins] Torre, O people
of course! His friends [Israel] were brought down.
What!! Terrorism [visual Shows Sharon pushing the button]
how many years are left?
For the U.S. and Israel acting like thugs . . .