Daniel Barenboim the controversial conductor – http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/tomserviceblog/2012/nov/15/daniel-barenboim-70-birthday-youtube
Barenboim said – ‘Israel has remained a ghetto. What is the difference between the Warsaw ghetto and Israel?” He believes that the mentality is the same. In his opinion, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is very asymmetrical because one is ‘occupied’ and the other the ‘occupier’, but according to him “in one aspect it is perfectly symmetrical and that is the lack of curiosity about the other as human beings.”’ http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/talktojazeera/2013/02/20132117333086936.html
Gunter Grass in trouble again – http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/04/gunter-grasss-controversial-poem-about-israel-iran-and-war-translated/255549/
………..And granted: I am silent no longer
Because I am tired of the hypocrisy
Of the West; in addition to which it is to be hoped
That this will free many from silence,
That they may prompt the perpetrator of the recognized danger
To renounce violence and
That an unhindered and permanent control
Of the Israeli nuclear potential
And the Iranian nuclear sites
Be authorized through an international agency
By the governments of both countries.
Only this way are all, the Israelis and Palestinians,
Even more, all people, that in this
Region occupied by mania
Live cheek by jowl among enemies,
And also us, to be helped.
Why do The Elite fear the artist?