Israel Loses a Warrior

(New York Post) - Eric Fettmann Long before he became known as one of Israel's most impassioned and eloquent defenders, David Bar-Illan - then one of the world's foremost concert pianists who performed with Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic - told an interviewer, "It is impossible to live in an ivory tower when everybody around you is struggling for the survival of a nation." Born in Haifa, he was a third-generation Palestinian (back when that word invariably referred to Jews). In "Eye on the Media," an often-blistering criticism of news-media coverage of Israel, he wrote, "In assuming that a Jewish state would make anti-Semitism disappear, Zionism's founding fathers were dead wrong [and]...the world media have played a crucial role in this development."

2003-11-07 00:00:00

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