Anti-Israel rappers threaten legal action over song's use in Likud campaign ad

Anti-Israel rap group Torabyeh claims their song "Ghorbah" was used without permission and distorts their reputation.

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February 15, 2015 14:13
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A Jordanian rap group is incensed over the use of their song in Likud's latest campaign video, which was released Saturday night.

The strongly anti-Israel rap group Torabyeh claimed that their song "Ghorbah" was used without permission and distorts their reputation.

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"We strongly condemn and reject this ruthless infringement of intellectual property rights and the distortion of the reputation of Torabyeh," the group wrote in a statement on Torabyeh's Facebook page, saying they plan to take legal action against the ad's creators.

 


The video, devised by advertising guru Reuven Adler, shows actors playing Islamic State terrorists driving in a white pickup truck with Islamic State flags waving from its windows as "Ghorbah" plays in the background.

Torabyeh said that the campaign video associates the band with Islamic State, therefore accusing them of terrorism and "putting the group’s members lives at risk."

"The use of the song in the particular context cannot be considered anything but deliberate propaganda of the Zionist right for the purpose of electoral propaganda and attacking the so-called Zionist 'left wing'."



"What is more, we reject all forms of cooperation with the Zionist enemy (right and left) and the fascist expansionist colonial entity," the statement continued.

"Victory for the Palestinian people and the Arab [sic] against colonialism, Glory to the martyrs."

Lahav Harkov contributed to this report.

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