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… because a new year is going to start …

... I want to be a better person than I was this year

… more life in the world.

I want to respect, protect, and enjoy

… more beauty in the world.


… more peace in the world.

… an open-door world.

… a world with water, food, health, happiness, and dreams.

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra



“The Divan is not a love story, and it is not a peace story. It has very flatteringly been described as a project for peace. It isn’t. It’s not going to bring peace, whether you play well or not so well. The Divan was conceived as a project against ignorance. A project against the fact that it is absolutely essential for people to get to know the other, to understand what the other thinks and feels, without necessarily agreeing with it. I’m not trying to convert the Arab members of the Divan to the Israeli point of view, and [I’m] not trying to convince the Israelis to the Arab point of view. But I want to – and unfortunately I am alone in this now that Edward died a few years ago – …create a platform where the two sides can disagree and not resort to knives.”

Daniel Barenboim