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May 14, 2001
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Organizers of the Israel Festival decided to ask conductor Daniel Barenboim and tenor Placido Domingo to reconsider performing a work by Richard Wagner at the festival on July 7. Organizers said they oppose artistic censorship, but felt obliged to respond to a growing public outcry in Israel against the inclusion in the program of Wagner, an anti-Semitic composer whose works were among Hitler’s favorites.

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