Israeli conductor Daniel Barenboim is set to be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
Mr Barenboim and Palestinian intellectual Edward Said created the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra 12 years ago. The interfaith effort, which brought together Israeli, Palestinian and Arab musicians, won praise around the world.
By Jessica Elgot and Jennifer Lipman, June 11, 2011
The former Conservative leader Michael Howard has been made a Companion of Honour. He was honoured in the Queen's Birthday Honours List along with one of Britain's leading champions of interfaith relations, an Oscar-nominated actress and a rabbi.