Mohammad Assaf: Arab Idol or Palestinian hero?

While occupation still dominates the lives of many Palestinians, spirits have been lifted by an unlikely hero: a 23-year-old wedding singer from a refugee camp in Gaza. Mohammed Assaf overcame insurmountable odds to compete in Arab Idol, the Middle East's version of American Idol, and when he won, he launched not only an international music career, but united Palestinians in...
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While occupation still dominates the lives of many Palestinians, spirits have been lifted by an unlikely hero: a 23-year-old wedding singer from a refugee camp in Gaza. Mohammed Assaf overcame insurmountable odds to compete in Arab Idol, the Middle East's version of American Idol, and when he won, he launched not only an international music career, but united Palestinians in a way no politicians could. Is this pop-star a political hero? Brent talks Mohammad Assaf with Ahmed Shihab-Eldin of HuffPost Live.

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