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Israeli uses her hips to make Arab friends

Never mind peace talks and diplomatic meetings to solve the 60-year conflict between Israel and the Arabs, it seems one Israeli woman has managed to make friends with Arabs through the ancient Arabian art form of belly dancing.

For Meital, a 31-year-old belly dancing Israeli, the best way to achieve peace between warring nations is through hip shaking, which she has been practicing for seven years.

Meital learned how to belly dance from an Egyptian teacher in a London dance school and believes that "through cooperation between dancers we can achieve peace," Egypt's al-Masry al-Youm reported Israel's Hebrew paper, Maariv, as saying.

Belly dancing was originally an ancient fertility rite. And while Egyptians like to trace it back to the Pharaonic times, the dance actually originated in ancient Babylon in southern Iraq and was brought over to Egypt by gypsies.

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Added: May-28-2009 
By: kanns01
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Iraq, Middle East
Tags: israel, palestine, gaza, westbank, belly dancing, hips, religion, judaism
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