Belly dancers from Turkey, Egypt
are showing no sign of cancelling their participation in the annual International Belly Dance Festival taking place in Eilat’s Club Hotel next week, Ynet News reports.
The festival, which is the world’s biggest belly dancing event, will feature some 950 dancers from Israel
and 30 other countries across the world.
Orit Maftsir, one of the festival’s organizers and a
world-renowned belly dancer, said there had been no cancellations on the
part of foreign participants in spite of the recent Israeli operation in Gaza.
The highlight of the event is the arrival of belly dancers and teachers
from Arab countries, who are not afraid to come to Israel and vibrate
their hips for peace.