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Barenboim to be Nobel Peace nominee
Published: 11.08.11, 10:58
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1. during his Harvard stay
zinovy   (08.11.11)
his flyer did not mention his connection to the State of Israel
2. Barenboim did not 'bring peace'
citizen   (08.11.11)
to the Middle East; he brought ego, arrogance and smug self-righteousnes -- and for this he is to be rewarded? You bet. You also can be sure that the Nobel Committee will 'honor' him for taking a Palestinian passport - such a noble gesture...worthy of a prize
3. He is anti-Zionist
Susan ,   Jerusalem, Israel   (08.11.11)
I hope someone who is more computer competent than I am will start a petition/Facebook page against this nomination. The man is an anti-Zionist. Look who is friends are!
4. Barenboim Nobel
Rabbi Moshe Pesach G ,   Yerushalayim, Israel   (08.11.11)
Simple question How many more Nobel Peace Prizes will be awarded to those who have brought no Peace?
5. more like a dream than a reality
Larry ,   Los Angeles   (08.11.11)
The staff seem to be in the clouds with him, but peace? where is that?
6. Nobel "Peace" Prizes not worth what they once were
Raymond in DC ,   Washington, DC USA   (08.11.11)
Unlike the "real" prizes, determined by the Swedish Academy of Sciences, the peace prize is determined by a group appointed by the Norwegian Parliament. The prizes are often assigned to promote a preferred agenda. Among its less deserving winners one counts Kissinger and Le Duc Tho while the war in Vietnam continued apace, terrorist Yassir Arafat, the IAEA's El Baradei despite providing cover for Iran's nuclear project, global warming hustlers the IPCC and Al Gore, and president for just a month Barack Obama. If the Nobel Committee wants to give a prize for bridge building, Hadassah Hospital deserves it far more than Barenboim.
7. He deserves
m   (08.11.11)
Right up there with Arafat and Obama. Nobel Peace Price, the biggest joke in the history of the world.
8. As long as someone is anti Semitic and
jason white ,   afula, israel   (08.11.11)
anti Zionist, he will get the nobel peace prize. But then again who listens to the noise that barenboim makes? That is dead music.
9. But hold it, what about Obama,hey?!
Ayeush ,   Gibraltar   (08.11.11)
Poor lad, I mean Obama, so much promise, so many 'We can do!'inflexion around the North Pole of Europe......This will be another Norwegian-Sweden, faux-pas, you say?! You take your pick. To Birnbaum or not to Birnbaum, that is the real question.
10. Adored in Oslo and Berlin - Hello ??!!
SellingYourSoul ,   Jerusalem Israel   (08.11.11)
While in Oslo they should award him the Norwegian Anti Semite Man of the Year Prizse too. How to win prizes and make tons of money in Europe if you do .Adored in Oslo and Berlin he must be in seventh heaven
11. the criterion: sincere but deluded, or anti-israeli?
tom ,   toronto, canada   (08.12.11)
12. well-meaning dummy lives in a celebrity bubble
dante ,   uk   (08.12.11)
and, because he lives in a bubble and is not very perceptive, he thinks that the world is like the polite people that greet him as a celebrity. if that were truly the world, if everyone were nice, peace would not be a problem. here's the sad news for barenboim: that is HIS world, the world in which he, as a celebrity performer, lives; it is not THE world. the poor fool doesn't know the difference.
13. Self-promotion central
Israeli grandma   (08.12.11)
Agree with #7, the prize has lost much of its prestige and if Barenboim gets it for promoting himself through music in politically sensitive situations, it just shows that the Norwegians are less intelligent than we thought.
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