Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the US House, quoted an Israeli song on Wednesday (13) when talking about the impeachment of Donald Trump. While saying that the president incited the uprising, she referred to the poem “Ein Li Eretz Acheret” (I have no other country).
The text is from Ehud Manor, who wrote the lyrics for over a thousand songs. He composed this song in 1982 – when Israel invaded Lebanon. There have been years of intense social protests in the country, and Manor wanted the song to become an anthem for the Israeli left.
“Ein Li Eretz Acheret” is in free translation: “I cannot be silent about how much my earth has changed her face / I will not stop trying to remember her / In her ear I will sing my cry / Until she opens her eyes “. It’s a song of discontent towards a nation that disappoints, but also an almost unconditional declaration of love. A song for countries that hardly look like what they used to be. The video for this song is below, in Hebrew.
Changing the quote from “Ein Li Eretz Acheret,” Pelosi called on Republican lawmakers – from the same Trump party – to open their eyes and hold the president accountable for his actions. In particular, the charge that Trump incited the crowd that invaded the Capitol on the last day weighs 6. According to the text of the impeachment, “incited by the president, members of the crowd to whom he addressed (… ) they raped and vandalized the Capitol, they injured and killed security teams, threatened members of Congress and the Vice President, and carried out violent, murderous, destructive and seditious acts ”.
The video in which Pelosi mentions the poem can be found in the tweet below.
Wow. @SpeakerPelosi Pelosi quoted Israeli lyricist Ehud Manor as urging his GOP colleagues to impeach Donald Trump. pic.twitter.com/KegHfLLq4z
– Noga Tarnopolsky (@NTarnopolsky) January 13, 2021