Iceland Group Challenge Bibi to a Fight
By Micah Halpern
Friday March 8, 2019
I've Been Thinking:
This is the kind of story that makes those who read it laugh but is totally under covered.
Iceland's Eurovision entry which is scheduled to compete in Tel Aviv this year has challenged Israeli PM to Glima.
That is a test of strategy and physical strength. Strategy wins hand down in the national sport of Iceland.
The Icelandic group chosen to represent Iceland in Eurovsion is a techno band called Hatari. They originally said they would not attend. But now they are challenging Israeli PM to a duel of Glima.
Hatari defines themselves as "an anti-capitalist techno performance art group." Now they published an invitation to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a Glima, a Nordic folk wrestling match.
This is a major step in the right direction.
Who cares who wins. There will never be an actual Glima --- but there is an opening to talk.
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