Jewish, Arab singers perform together ‘to promote harmony’
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Jewish, Arab singers perform together ‘to promote harmony’

US Embassy organizes concert to honor American Jewish journalist Daniel Pearl, murdered by al-Qaeda in Pakistan in 2002

Mira Awad and David Broza at a Lod concert organized by the US Embassy in Israel, October 23, 2014. (photo credit: Matty Stern/US Embassy)
Mira Awad and David Broza at a Lod concert organized by the US Embassy in Israel, October 23, 2014. (photo credit: Matty Stern/US Embassy)

Israeli singers David Broza and Mira Awad performed Thursday at a concert organized by the US Embassy in Israel “to promote harmony for humanity through music.”

The concert was held in memory of Jewish American journalist Daniel Pearl, who was murdered by al-Qaeda terrorists in Pakistan in 2002. The Jerusalem YMCA’s Youth Chorus, which brings together Palestinian and Israeli singers, also took part in the show.

Deputy Chief of Mission William Grant said in a statement that the concert “reminds us of the risks that journalists all over the world take to report the truth.”

Pearl, 38, was the South Asia bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal when he was abducted in Karachi on January 23, 2002, while researching a story about Islamist militants.

Murdered journalist Daniel Pearl. (Photo credit: the Daniel Pearl Foundation)
Daniel Pearl (photo credit: The Daniel Pearl Foundation)

A graphic video showing his decapitation was delivered to the US consulate in the city nearly a month later, in which his captors made a point of his Jewishness before killing him.

AFP contributed to this report.

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