Did Israeli Embassy in Bahrain Deceive its Gulf Guests by Making them Dance to Song about Homosexuality?
2022-11-01 - 11:27 am
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): The fact that the Gulf guests who participated in the event held by the Israeli embassy in the Bahraini capital Manama chose normalization is their own business and personal choice, but do they have at least the slightest idea that the embassy has made them dance to the tune of a song about homosexuality?
Again, this is also their business and their personal choice. But that's not really our question, it's an Israeli commentator's question. "I wonder if they have even the slightest idea of what that song is about." This is what an Israeli commentator literally wrote in response to the ambassador of the occupying state in Manama Eitan Na'eh in his personal account after he posted a video of the evening in a tweet on October 22, 2022.
Na'eh said in his tweet that it is "a song about a city, in another city." However, he revealed a very tiny part of the truth. The truth is that "Tel Aviv, my love" song released by Israeli singer Omer Adam in 2014 is all about homosexuality and was the official song of "Gay Pride Week", which is organized annually in Israel in the second week of June in order to express pride of same-sex relations and is part of international LGBT pride celebrations.
The song, written by Israeli musician Doron Medalie, talks about how attractive Israeli men are and how many opportunities there are to practice homosexuality in Tel Aviv.
The lyrics of the songs read: "Tel Aviv my love/ Look how many hot men there are around/ Doing me, Hi Hi/ At night, Why Why/ And well done/ Tel Aviv/ Welcome to the Middle East."
The song's official video clip, filmed on Tel Aviv Beach, shows an Israeli model with a group of gay men from Arisa dancing to the tune of the song, in revealing clothing, wearing lipstick and feminine accessories and outfits, chanting the same phrase that was repeated by those present at the Manama evening, "Tel Aviv, my love."
"And yes those dancing were cinematography, actors, actresses, directors, writers, television, business, and government officials from across the Gulf," said the Israeli ambassador. Photos posted on social media showed Bahraini actress Shaimaa Sabt putting her hand in the hands of the Israeli ambassador, forming what is known as the "unified fist" handshake that is used to signify unity and strength.
So the question here is: Did the Israeli embassy in Manama deliberately make Gulf guests dance to the tune of a song about homosexuality or was it just a coincidence?