Unless America's Israeli (Jewish only) Lobby is thwarted, Israel will always hold our (America's) elected officials by the short hairs. The Israeli Lobby in America does not represent anyone other than Jews in Israel. For the sake not only of Israel but all western countries, Israel MUST stop giving in to the Haredim. Please, Israel, become a true Democracy, not a vicious theocracy: Accept Palestinians and all us gentiles too, as real people, not subhumans. PLEASE assimilate into the modern world. Otherwise, sooner or later, Israel faces more Masada-like besiegements, expulsions, pogroms, persecutions, and holocausts even more horrific than all the others in its history. PLEASE! In the name of human decency.
Report: Iran's Culture Ministry refuses to allow Barenboim to perform in Tehran (DPA)