In this Saturday, June 22, 2013 photo released by the MBC Group, singer Mohammed Assaf, second right, receives the Arab Idol award in Beirut, Lebanon. On Saturday night, Assaf became th

 

              In this Saturday, June 22, 2013 photo released by the MBC Group, singer Mohammed Assaf, second right, receives the Arab Idol award in Beirut, Lebanon. On Saturday night, Assaf became th
In this Saturday, June 22, 2013 photo released by the MBC Group, singer Mohammed Assaf, second right, receives the Arab Idol award in Beirut, Lebanon. On Saturday night, Assaf became the first Palestinian to win the Arab world’s version of American Idol, setting off wild celebrations across the Palestinian territories. After the victory, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas declared the singer an honorary ambassador. (AP Photo/MBC Group)