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September 1, 2004
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A Greek composer who said that “Jews are at the root of all evil” is being awarded the Olympiart Prize by the International Olympic Committee. Known for his score for “Zorba the Greek,” Mikis Theodorakis has explained his remarks by saying of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and U.S. Jews: “I am totally opposed to Sharon’s policy and I have stressed this repeatedly, just as I have repeatedly condemned the role of prominent American Jewish politicians, intellectuals and theorists in the shaping of today’s aggressive Bush policy.”

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