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  1/15/2009, Tevet 19, 5769

Leftist Artists Urge Israeli Arab To Quit Eurovision

Several Israeli left-wing artists and intellectuals are pressuring a duet of a Christian Arab and Jewish singers to quit the Eurovision song contest to protest Israel's Cast Lead war against terror.

The local artists said that the duet's participation in the contest would create an incorrect impression of co-existence as a camouflage for "war crimes." The singers are Mira Awad, an Arab, and Achinoam Nini, also known as Noa. They have not commented on the issue.