PROPAGANDA: The Radio War

Over the throbbing beat of John Lennon's Give Peace a Chance, the mellifluous voice of a onetime hamburger impresario wafts daily across the Middle East air waves: "This is the voice of peace, broadcasting on 1,542 kilocycles from somewhere in the Mediterranean.

This is the voice of love." For the next nine hours, there is a mixture of music, news and cheerful chatter. The music is often hard: lots of rock interspersed with golden oldies sung in Arabic, Hebrew and English. But the main pitch is soft: "We will sell peace with music, for everyone with music has a right...

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