|March of silence (photo by H. Schenker)|
|Keeping the flame alive|
|The struggle will continue|
|With quiet determination|
Rona said that she hesitated about going ahead with the performance, given the tragic violence and loss of life in the south, but since her songs are anyway rather melancholy, she decided that the show must go on. She opened with the title song of her new album, Hamra'ot V'nichitot (Departures and Arrivals), which begins with the line "Good news and disasters…this time something exploded…" And she concluded with her well-known Mabul (Flood, the English version is called Earthquake), with the line "we'll survive the flood," with much of the audience singing along with her, in whispers. One of the tent protest organizers called out from the entrance – "Rona, tell them that there's going to be a March of Silence tomorrow evening," and always ready to give her time in defense of democracy, human rights and peace, she repeated the message into the mike.
|All photos by H. Schenker in Tel Aviv|