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  • What the Klinghoffers taught me — and the world

    October 20, 2015 | 10:53 am

    I first met Leon Klinghoffer’s daughters in 2004, shortly after my father and stepmother were murdered in a robbery.

    Back then I was a TMI machine, telling my story not only to friends but also to anyone in my line of vision. One Shabbat, after going to the Village Temple in New...

  • Met opera scores a ‘fail’

    October 27, 2014 | 10:49 am

    About five months ago, it was revealed that the NYC Metropolitan Opera had scheduled the performance of the opera titled, the “Death of Klinghoffer”.  I, along with many others, wrote the Met’s General Manager, Peter Gelb, and urged him, due to the opera’s humanizing of terror and...

  • ‘Klinghoffer’ ticket-holders talk back

    October 21, 2014 | 12:44 pm

    By now, the complaints of those protesting the Metropolitan Opera’s staging of “The Death of Klinghoffer” are well known.

    The production—depicting the 1985 of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro by Palestinian terrorists and the murder of Leon Klinghoffer, a 69-year-old...

  • ‘Klinghoffer’ opera gets SoCal revival

    By Rick Schultz

    March 12, 2014 | 2:54 pm

    On Oct. 7, 1985, Leon and Marilyn Klinghoffer were celebrating their 36th wedding anniversary onboard the Achille Lauro cruise ship. Leon, 69, retired andin a wheelchair, and his 58-year-old wife, who was in remission from cancer, had a lot to be thankful for, including their two...

  • Opinion: Rebels with a cause

    By David Suissa

    February 8, 2012 | 3:31 pm

    “Leon Klinghoffer’s blood cries out from the depth of the ocean,” the 23-year-old law student told the Israeli Supreme Court in 1995. “We will not withdraw our complaint.”

    That student was Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, and she had filed a petition on behalf of the victims of...