Arabic Song by Yemenite-Israeli Band Tops Charts For First Time

In 2016, an Arabic language song topped the Israeli music charts for the first time in Israeli history, with “Habib Galbi” by A-WA, an Israeli band made up of three sisters of Yemenite descent. Including interviews with members of the band, this Al Jazeera news segment (02:57) provides background to the cultural discrimination experienced by Mizrahi Jewish in Israeli society since its creation, and how this milestone suggests that perhaps times are changing.