“Death of Klinghoffer” is a bigoted opera, filled with breath-taking propaganda lies against Israel and the Jewish people. It legitimizes, romanticizes and humanizes Palestinian Muslim terrorist killers of Jews.
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StopDeathofKlinghoffer Lisa and Ilsa Klinghoffer, the daughters of Leon Klinghoffer, have expressed their disapproval of a new opera by the composer John Adams and the librettist Alice Goodman. The work, “The Death of Klinghoffer,” is about the hijacking of the cruise ship Achille Lauro by Palestinian terrorists in 1985, during which Mr. Kling hoffer was murdered by Palestinian terrorists.
The opera, which has been performed in London, Brussels, Vienna and Lyons, France, is running at the Brooklyn Academy of Music through Friday. It also portrays their mother, Marilyn, who died in 1986.
“We are outraged at the exploitation of our parents and the coldblooded murder of our father as the centerpiece of a production that appears to us to be anti-Semitic,” the Klinghoffers said in a statement issued by their personal representative, Letty Simon. “While we understand artistic license, when it so clearly favors one point of view it is biased. Moreover, the juxtaposition of the plight of the Palestinian people with the coldblooded murder of an innocent disabled American Jew is both historically naive and appalling.”
The Met’s own form letter openly states that “Death of Klinghoffer” tries to show the “humanity of the terrorists.”
It is troubling that (far left wing) Anti-Defamation League National Director Abraham Foxman asserts that because one of many anti-Semitic passages was removed, the “Death of Klinghoffer” opera to be performed at the Met is no longer anti-Semitic.
The opera still contains outrageous libels stating that Jews cheat, exploit, pollute virgins, defame, break laws, are idolaters, and get fat from the poor. By contrast, terrorists who murdered a disabled elderly American Jew sing, “We are soldiers fighting a war, we are not criminals, we are not vandals, we are men of ideals.” A passenger even sings that the terrorist “Omar” was “extremely nice.”
Thank you to the THOUSANDS of people who came from far and near to join the protest at Lincoln Center (65th Street and Broadway) on Monday Sept. 22!!! The protest was a great success and received widespread media coverage. Former Governor Pataki, Former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey, Israeli Knesset Member Ze’ev, Zionist Organization of America President Morton Klein, 9-11 Hero’s Sister Debra Burlingame, Catholic League President Dr. Bill Donahoe, Mother of Victim of Terrorism Devorah Halberstam, and many other luminaries spoke at the protest!
We will also be protesting on Monday Oct. 20 and on other nights. Monday Oct. 20 is the opening of the Klinghoffer opera. We will be renting 100 wheelchairs and will have a parade of wheelchairs there to dramatize our protest and oppose the Met’s glorification of the Palestinian Arab terrorists who murdered a wheelchair-bound American Jew. Please join us again on October 20th!
After the ISIS beheaded American journalists, we should not let the Met humanize and glorify the Palestinian terrorist killers of disabled American Leon Klinghoffer! The September 22nd Protest Speakers will include former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey; U.S. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney; ZOA President Mort Klein, and more!
Call ZOA at 212 481-1500 or AFSI at 212 828-2424 or contact [email protected] or [email protected] for additional information. We seek everyone’s participation.
Additional nights to be announced – please watch these pages!
(We were at Lincoln Center on various dates this summer handing out flyers. We were pleased that so many people agreed that the Met’s scheduled performances of this opera are a disgrace.)
STOP! Stop Terrorist OPera! Major protests are scheduled on the following nights:
Monday September 22 (opening night of the opera season protest)
Monday October 20 (opening night of Death of Klinghoffer protest)
Wednesday October 29 (Death of Klinghoffer performance protest)
Wednesday November 5 (Death of Klinghoffer performance protest)
Saturday night November 8 (Death of Klinghoffer performance protest)
Tuesday November 11 (Death of Klinghoffer performance protest)
Please join us there. Contact [email protected] for more information and to volunteer!