A song ... and the war that continues to haunt even today's young Israelis
When I hear 'you promised,' I am reminded of "Ani mavtiah lakh,... shezot tihyeh hamilhamah ha-aharonah." [sorry my PC doesn't 'speak' Heb.]
The song's tune is very moving, but its lyrics are terrible. In essence, the song is sung from the point of view of children of the left, who blame their elders for the lack of peace. It's true that most of the country now realizes that the starry-eyed optimism which proliferated in the past within many (and much more so in the early and mid-90's than after the Yom Kippur War) was totally misplaced. But the lyrics seem to blame the failure to achieve peace on their elders, when the truth is that the overwhelming blame should be laid at the feet of our "partners". This mistake is even worse than the mistake of those who believed, in the early 90's, that the other side is ready for peace.