|Palestinian anger with Barenboim prompts him to cancel Ramallah visit|
| By Amira Hass|
"(...)Mariam Said, the late theorist's widow who has took her husband's place in directing of the foundation , told Haaretz on Thursday that Edward had always insisted that "this project has nothing to do with politics, governments, any of the current solutions or entities. It is a purely individual endeavor to break barriers."
Said said she is proud of the foundation's contribution to the musical and cultural education of Palestinian children, and has enormous appreciation of Barenboim's contribution to that process, as well. During the premiere of the opera, Said read a letter Barenboim had written to the audience and to the performers."