Nancy Ajram, one of the most popular of the Lebanese music video stars at the heart of my beloved but sadly neglected Nancy-Haifa Culture Wars, has released a video about the recent Lebanon-Israel war, complete with lots of stark images. Quite a change from her usual "good girl who might get naughty" videos; a very different impact from a video by, say, Shaaban Abd al-Rahim who always sings about political topics. You can watch it here, courtesy of YouTube:
There has been a lot of controversy over the various Lebanese pop stars - which ones left the country and which ones stayed (Nancy stayed), which ones supposedly criticized Hezbollah and which ones didn't (Haifa Wehbi was the subject of a particularly nasty smear, if I remember correctly). I don't have the time to write much about it, and haven't been following it all that closely, but readers are welcome to comment on how the Lebanese pop tarts have been dealing with the war.