There is way too much animosity on this board between the fiercely pro-Israeli and fiercely pro-Palestinian. (Although these terms seem less and less apt as time moves on. Pro-Israeli ought to mean wishing for the continued existence and success of Israel, which very likely necessitates the creation of a large Palestinian state with full and equal rights. Pro-Palestinian does not necessitate pro-Hamas, though a strange number of people around the world seem to have taken to interpreting it thus.) So, in the spirit of good faith, in the effort to bridge the gap just a little bit, let's all just say some good things about each other. There's too much Israeli-hatred, Jew-hatred, Moslem-hatred and Arab-hatred in the world, and on this board. Let's all be a bit sentimental for a second and heap some praise. Loosen the tension. Okay, so why do I love Arabs? Music and food. I'm a total music nut and I don't think anyone has ever done music as well as the Egyptians and other traditional Arabic music. Hamza El-Din is still one of my favourite musicians about 8 years after being introduced to him. Food? Well, I'm sure most of you have had various Arab foods in your life. Lebanese is normally my favourite. My friends and I used to make frequent 2:00 am runs downtown to the best Lebanese shop in Canada. In fact, if I could choose only one music to listen to for the rest of my life and one style of food to eat; Indian would come up high on both lists. (I know India is not 'Arab', but does sport a rather large Moslem population.) Right up there would be Lebanon and Egypt. Okay, so of the many things I dearly love about Arabic culture and life, food and music are the two highest on the list. What do you love about Israeli, Jewish, Moslem or Arabic culture?