The conductor has written an article for the weekly Die Zeit, urging the world to recognise the state of Palestine.
‘You can not expect a compromise between two peoples who do not recognise each other,’ says Barenboim. ‘For a two-state solution, we need two states, and they are not there right now.’
He calls on all countries that have recognised Israel to extend the same courtesy to Palestine. And he responds to President Trump’s acknowledgement of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital with a proposal that it should be the capital of both nations.