A journalist's informal chronicle of negotiating the Middle East


Reality TV has a moment

At first I rolled my eyes when I got assigned an entertainment story at Reuters the other day, but I was won over while watching the footage of people in Gaza and the West Bank really going wild for Mohammed Assaf when he won Arab Idol. It made me wish I had been there and I couldn’t stop smiling at work.

You can see the video here:  Arab Idol Mohamed Assaf brings joy to Palestinian streets


One response

  1. Although I wasn’t in Gaza, I was in Ramallah on Friday night and Bethlehem for the announcement on Saturday night and the scenes were incredible, some very very happy people including myself. Palestine needed a feel good story. I am glad you enjoyed covering it 🙂

    June 26, 2013 at 18:14

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