Klinghoffer Opera offering $25 tickets


In my opinion, the Jewish community needs to divert money from the MET to put on some pro-Israel productions. There are many Jewish artists who can easily put on concerts celebrating Israel.


From NY Jewish Week

In a statement, Farley Weiss, president of the National Council of Young Israel, said The Death of Klinghoffer is not an opera, it is an outrage.” He called it a show that glorifies terrorism and essentially downgrades the evil actions of the Palestinian-Arab terrorists, and said its production is wholly insensitive and beyond the pale… Giving a sympathetic platform to terrorism and calling it an opera is a reprehensible distortion of the arts and shows a callous disregard for the heinous execution of an innocent Jew.”

The JCRC said that on the opening night of the Klinghoffer opera it plans to screen a film at the JCC of Manhattan depicting the actual events surrounding the murder of Klinghoffer called, “Voyage of Terror: The Achille Lauro Affair.”

But one of those protesting outside the Met Monday evening, Eve Epstein, who described herself as a longtime opera fan and regular attendee (and who noted that she just received a postcard from the Met offering cut-rate, $25 tickets to the Klinghoffer production, something she’s never seen before), said she would prefer to see all Jewish groups join the opening night rally at the Met.