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  • Year in review: Looking back at 5775

    September 10, 2015 | 11:39 am

    As 5775 winds to a close, here’s a look back on the highs and lows (and everything in between) of the year that was.

    September 2014

    At the annual U.N. General Assembly, President Barack Obama focuses his speech on ISIS; Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu likens Iran to...

  • ‘The Death of Klinghoffer’ and civility

    By  David A. Lehrer

    October 21, 2014 | 4:01 pm

    Yesterday saw the premiere of The Death of Klinghoffer at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. The media have been fascinated by the opera, the demonstrations outside the opening, the spokesmen for the various positions, and the high profile politicians who participated.


  • ‘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...

  • Hundreds protest Met Opera’s ‘Klinghoffer’ opening in N.Y.

    October 21, 2014 | 10:15 am

    Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the Metropolitan Opera House in New York to protest the opening performance of “The Death of Klinghoffer.”

    Protesters were joined on Monday by several high-profile figures including former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former New...

  • Rudy Giuliani among N.Y. pols to protest Met’s ‘Death of Klinghoffer’

    October 20, 2014 | 2:37 pm

    Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani will be among several New York politicians who are expected to protest at the premiere of “The Death of Klinghoffer” at the New York Metropolitan Opera House.

    Among the politicians expected to join the rally are Reps. Eliot Engel and Peter King along...

  • To be read at the NYC Rally protesting ‘The Death of Klinghoffer’

    By Judea Pearl

    September 19, 2014 | 1:41 pm

    Friends and Fellow protesters: 

    In joining you today to protest the New York Metropolitan Opera production of this opera, I echo the silenced voice of my son, Daniel Pearl, and the silenced voices of other victims of terror, including James Foley and Steven Sotloff, and including...

  • Metropolitan Opera canceling broadcast of ‘Klinghoffer’

    June 17, 2014 | 1:23 pm

    The Metropolitan Opera is canceling a global simulcast of an opera about the 1985 Achille Lauro hijacking in which Palestinian terrorists murdered an elderly New York Jewish man in a wheelchair.

    The New York company nixed the broadcast of John Adams’ “The Death of Klinghoffer” in...

  • ‘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...