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Daily Israel Report

Video Song: Don’t Let Terror Victims’ Blood Ruin Nobel Prizes

“The Children of Oslo’93” offer bitter advice for Nobel Peace winners to make sure terror victims’’ blood don’t stain their prizes.
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
First Publish: 11/7/2011, 1:53 PM

“The Children of Oslo ’93” is the latest video song from “Latma,” with bitter advice to Nobel Peace winners to make sure terror victims’ blood doesn’t stain their prizes.

Notice to readers: The video of four singers includes a woman singing (kol isha).

The lyrics of the “Oslo Ballad” are an ironic take-off on a 1995 song, "We are the children of winter 1973," referring to the Yom Kippur War and bemoaning having to grow up and serve in the army after being promised peace.

The writers at Latma, a group with nationalist views that produces satirical newscasts, wrote “The Children of Oslo ‘93” to show the folly of the Oslo Accords, noting that Western leaders “sold us out on the White House lawn for promises; you were weary men who dreamed of Nobel Peace prizes.”

The singers admonish the prize winners, "Watch out for your Nobel so it doesn’t get stained by shrapnel, tears or blood.”

The song continues,

“You promised an olive branch, a dove;
we got missiles, oh such love;
you promised joy and calm,
we got expulsions and bombs;
you promised a dove;
we are the children of Oslo, September ’93.”