Mm’mma (My Brothers Are There)

By ‘there’ I assume she means the Middle East, or being Israeli maybe she specifically means Israel, which, in 1989 as much as today, was the object of much political strife. Ofra Haza was a Yemenite Jew, so by her brothers she must have meant fellow Jews or fellow Yemenites, or more broadly, the people of the region as a whole. What the exact political situation was in those days, I don’t know, but it’s probably safe to say that most average folks just wanted a solution so they could live their lives in peace. And Ofra was absolutely correct in her complaint that nobody cares. Nobody cared then and nobody cares now. Nobody understands what’s going on or why, and nobody other than the directly affected will bother to find out or do anything at all.


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