Yoko Ono courage award goes to Nazareth violinist

Nabeel Abboud-Ashkar, an Israeli Arab citizen who fosters musical dialogue between the country’s different communities, has been announced as this year’s winner of the Yoko Ono Courage award. He will receive the prize at MOMA in New York of Feb 26. Haaretz has the details.

Nabeel is a former player in Daniel Barenboim’s East-West Diwan and Yoko, it seems to me, has got it right.

Far better in the cause of peace to promote grassroots contacts as Nabeel and Daniel are doing, than to join the pro-Pal mob in screaming for boycotts. One is productive, the other destructive. QED.

Ashkar - Eliyahu - 2.2012

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