The controversial Israeli conductor Daniel Barenboim received honorary Palestinian citizenship.
Barenboim, a world-renowned pianist and conductor whose left-wing activism has sometimes raised hackles in the Jewish state, was issued a Palestinian Authority passport over the weekend.
The Argentine-born musician said he was honored by the move and hoped it could symbolize Israeli-Palestinian coexistence.
Barenboim, 65, has long lent his talents to Palestinian youth and founded an Israeli-Arab orchestra. Among some Israelis he is notorious for his insistence on staging works by Richard Wagner, the 19th-century German composer and anti-Semite lauded by Adolf Hitler.
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