On Friday, when President Joe Biden visited the Palestinian territories, the “Star-Spangled Banner” was greeted with a poor performance.
Biden watched the recital while keeping his hand over his heart.
Unfortunately, many middle school bands could certainly perform the American national song more skillfully.
Palestinian Authority butchers the American national anthem during Biden's visit pic.twitter.com/48sCD2eMo8
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Mahmoud Abbas, the head of the Palestinian Authority, and the president both listened to the performance.
The band continued to play the Palestinian national anthem after the performance.
The “Star-Spangled Banner” was also performed for former President Donald Trump by the Palestinian Authority’s official band during his trip to the region in 2017.
Even while it was far from ideal, that performance was much superior to the one given to Biden.
But the fight of the Palestinian band to play the Star-Spangled Banner is by no means uncommon.
The Egyptian military band is infamous for playing national anthems in appalling performances.
These countries don’t have the same musical heritage as those in the West. Islam has traditionally held the belief that musical instruments themselves are immoral, albeit not all Muslims hold this belief.
Biden made a humiliating error when he accidentally used the term “honor” to characterize the remembrance of the Holocaust rather than the more appropriate word “horror.”
“Later today, I will once more return to the hallowed ground of Yad … Vashem to honor the 6 million Jewish lives that were stolen in a genocide and continue … to keep alive the truth and honor of the Holocaust,” he instantly corrected himself, stating, “Horror of the Holocaust — honor those we lost so that we never, ever, ever forget that lesson.”
More on this story via The Western Journal:
Biden also compared his own Irish Catholic ancestry with the experiences of Palestinians in a remark that raised eyebrows.
BIDEN in East Jerusalem: "…the background of my family is Irish American and we have a long history not fundamentally unlike the Palestinian people, with Great Britain and their attitude toward Irish Catholics over the years for 400 years." pic.twitter.com/stj17lgSvv
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