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Welcoming Jerusalem Talks with Music

In tribute to peace efforts and coinciding with the opening of the Egyptian-Israeli political committee talks in Jerusalem Jan. 16, WQXR, the radio station of the New York Times, will broadcast a program on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. focusing on the topic “Peace Through Music.”

The program will be devoted to the compositions of Issachar Miron and will include “Ufi Ruach” (Blow Gentle Breeze) composed by him and which was the first Hebrew song played by Radio Cairo Station last Nov. 26 after President Anwar Sadat announced the Cairo conference. Miron, a renowned Israeli composer, former music deputy in the Israeli Ministry of Education and Culture and officer-in-chief of art and humanities of the Israel Defense Forces during the War of Independence, commented: “People can’t sing in harmony one night a week and be enemies for the rest of the time. If we sing in harmony, we can also live in harmony.”

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