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Metropolitan Opera romanticizes
one NYer’s murder

New York Post, by Ronn Torossian

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Posted By:StormCnter, 6/16/2014 9:29:37 AM

In 1985, New Yorker Leon Klinghoffer, 69, and his wife Marilyn took a cruise to celebrate their 36th wedding anniversary. Leon never came back: Four members of the Palestine Liberation Front hijacked the Achille Lauro, shot him in the head and threw him overboard in his wheelchair. Starting in October, The Metropolitan Opera in Lincoln Center plans to show a mockery of this brutal murder — the long-dormant “The Death of Klinghoffer.” The title gives away the show’s agenda: Klinghoffer didn’t “die”: This World War II vet was murdered by terrorists. The show has widely been denounced as anti-Semitic and sympathetic to

      


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Metropolitan Opera romanticizes
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Posted By: StormCnter- 6/16/2014 9:29:37 AM     Post Reply
In 1985, New Yorker Leon Klinghoffer, 69, and his wife Marilyn took a cruise to celebrate their 36th wedding anniversary. Leon never came back: Four members of the Palestine Liberation Front hijacked the Achille Lauro, shot him in the head and threw him overboard in his wheelchair. Starting in October, The Metropolitan Opera in Lincoln Center plans to show a mockery of this brutal murder — the long-dormant “The Death of Klinghoffer.” The title gives away the show’s agenda: Klinghoffer didn’t “die”: This World War II vet was murdered by terrorists. The show has widely been denounced as anti-Semitic and sympathetic to

   

 

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Posted By: StormCnter- 6/16/2014 5:43:43 AM     Post Reply
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