Voice of The Arabs

Not many Arab politicians could win a popularity contest, even among their own constituents. But they're writing songs about former Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Moussa, who in May became secretary-general of the Arab League. "I hate Israel," goes a chart topper of the same name by Egyptian crooner Shaaban Abdel Rahim. "But I love Amr Moussa." When the tune hit the Egyptian airwaves several months ago Moussa's standing soared. You might think that such Israel-bashing lyrics would cause some discomfort for an official whose job at the time involved his country's ultra-sensitive diplomatic relations with the Jewish state. "I was kind...

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