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  • Elder statesman of Palestinian film directs true story of Gaza’s ‘Arab Idol’

    By Eitan Arom

    May 11, 2016 | 11:18 am

    Hany Abu-Assad was cheering in a crowded square in his hometown of Nazareth, Israel, when Mohammad Assaf — a youth from the southern Gaza Strip — earned overnight stardom by winning “Arab Idol,” the region-wide televised singing contest.

    In fact, if you watch “The Idol,”...

  • Arab Idol’s residency is more than just an address

    August 8, 2013 | 10:21 am

    This article orignally appeared on themedialine.org.
    Celebrities around the world frequently change their place of residence for reasons much less compelling than meeting the needs of their career. But when the celebrity in question is leaving the Gaza Strip for the West...
  • ‘Arab Idol’ champ to move from Gaza to West Bank

    August 7, 2013 | 2:21 pm

    “Arab Idol” winner Mohammed Assaf has received permission from Israel to move from the Gaza Strip to the West Bank in order to pursue his musical career.

    Assaf, who lives in the Khan Younis refugee camp in southern Gaza, made the request to change his residency with the Israel...