Heirs of late Jamaican reggae singer Bob Marley have reportedly sent a warning letter to Aryeh Eldad, an Isreali physician and politician, threatening legal action over the unauthorized use of the song Iron Lion Zion.
According to the Isreali website www.haaretz.com, members of the Marley team said the song’s lyrics were used for propaganda purposes.
Eldad 62, is the head of the plastic surgery and burns department at the Hadassah Medical centre in Jerusalem as well as the leader of Hatikva, one of the three parties that make up the National Union faction in Israel.
The clip that was said to have been removed from the Internet after the warning letter, showed Eldad with his grandchildren while Marley’s song plays in the background. Added to the words of the Marley’s song were the following phrases that Eldad allegedly use to promote his political outlook.
“If you support two states for two peoples, where one of them is Jordan, if you are against the Arab occupation, say ‘Amen’. Just one hope on the right (wing), Yes.”
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