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    Poem of the Month, August 2014: No Talking

    It is time to talk. Ada Aharoni wrote this poem during the 2008–09 Gaza War. It could have been written today.

    The poem is put to music and sung in Hebrew by Zvi Skolnick:


    By Ada Aharoni

    The politicians decided
    We do not talk with the enemy
    We will beat them because they attack us
    We will shed their blood
    and that of their leaders
    But most of all –


    In the meantime, in Sderot in Israel
    And in the heart of Gaza
    Blood flows and legs are blown away
    And little eight-year-old
    Twitee from Sderot
    And Mohamed from Gaza
    Will not play football anymore
    But –


    How can we convince violent leaders
    To talk and not to shoot?
    I watch from the side
    At the tragic hen and egg situation
    And weep together with all the sorrowful
    People from both sides
    But still, first and foremost –




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