The Jewish musicians in the Palestinian orchestra Goliath were born as a result of a miracle that happened during a wedding.
The miracle was that the bridegroom had recently been to Israel and his bride had come back from the country.
Goliath, a group made up of seven musicians and two singers, was brought together by the Israeli military as a military unit to participate in the funeral of the bride.
They performed together in a concert hall in Jerusalem and were invited to perform for Israeli leaders, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The concert was broadcast on Israeli television.
Groups of musicians have become a hallmark of Israeli culture, as well as of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The Israeli musicians are known for their ability to sing, play instruments and improvise and they are the reason why the Palestinians are known as the “Goliath Orchestra”.
They are also the reason that the two groups, in which they share the same name, are still a work in progress, says Israeli journalist and musician Amir Zaki.
“The Palestinian orchestra is not a group of musicians, but rather an ensemble composed of seven individuals and three singers.
It is a unique artistic movement,” he says.
Israel and the Palestinian people have been fighting for more than five decades for statehood and a right to self-determination in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Israel has the largest Jewish population in the world, followed by the United States and France.
In recent years, tensions have grown between the two communities, especially in Jerusalem, where a Palestinian flag has flown in the Old City since it was captured by Israel in 1967.
The Palestinian leaders, however, maintain that Israel is violating international law by denying them statehood.
Israel, for its part, claims that the flag is an Islamic symbol, and the Palestinians say it is a reminder of their religious identity.
The two communities have often fought each other in the region.
Israel annexed the West Gaza Strip and the Gaza Strip, and a large part of the East Jerusalem and West Bank, after the 1967 war, which left a Palestinian majority in the area.
The Palestinian side has said it seeks the return of the territories to the Palestinians.
Since the war, the conflict has claimed more than 1,000 Palestinians and 67 Israelis, and at least 5,500 Palestinians have been killed.
Israel says the Gaza strip is under international control and that Palestinians are entitled to the same rights as Israelis.
The conflict has been complicated by the fact that the Palestinians have not had the same statehood aspirations as Israel and that their state is not recognized internationally.
The Palestinians have repeatedly tried to join international organizations and the United Nations, but the United Kingdom, France and the European Union have said they would not recognize a Palestinian state.
The Israelis, on the other hand, have been trying to gain international recognition, and have recently joined the United Nation.