oh, boy, where to begin? Oh, I understand the general Israeli/Jewish dislike of Wagner perfectly well - he was a self-procalimed anti-semite, and so, that would be perfectly natural. However, I wouldn't really understand an official banning of any of his music, in the same way that I think Israel should be the last country in the world to ban Mein Kampf. (The book is banned in Germany, which I find quite absurd.) I agree - this is just a question of manners. Telling, I agree, but not necessarily that unexpected or interesting. Having to differentiate between artists and their politics is always problematic, I find. Sometimes it looks like artistic talent and political idiocy is directly connected.