“Jerusalem of Hussein” is a new popular song by Israeli singer Amir Benayoun. In it Obama gets lampooned with the lyric, “Rejoice in Jerusalem, and all who love her, celebrate, while it is still possible, because Hussein from America wants her, and he is determined and cruel.”
‘Hussein’ Obama Wants Jerusalem, Croons Israeli Singer
Popular Israeil singer Amir Benayoun has caused something of a stir by posting a new Hebrew-language song to Facebook in which blasts both Israeli and American leaders for giving up on a unified Jerusalem under Jewish control.
But it is Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who is first lampooned in the song’s opening verse:
“Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad for her, all you who love her, because the prime minster and all his friends apparently gave up on it a long time ago. Rejoice in Jerusalem while you still can, because behind our backs they have sold her…”
The first part of the verse is a direct quote from Isaiah 66, which most interpret as prophecying Israel‘s modern rebirth and the return of Jewish sovereignty to Jerusalem.
In the next verse, Benayoun turns his attenion to Obama:
“Rejoice in Jerusalem, and all who love her, celebrate, while it is still possible, because Hussein from America wants her, and he is determined and cruel.”
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