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November 14, 2003
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Comments by a Greek composer that “Jews are the root of all evil” resembles statements by Hitler and Goebbels, an Israeli Cabinet minister said. Justice Minister Yosef “Tommy” Lapid said that while criticism of Israel is legitimate, anti-Semitic comments are not. Lapid told Israel Radio that the composer, Mikis Theodorakis, “doesn’t say that the Israelis are occupiers, he says that the Jews are the root of all evil in the world.”

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