Leon Klinghoffer

The Voices Of Protest

The JW's video blogger reports live from the 'Klinghoffer' protest.

Hundreds Protest Met Opera’s ‘Klinghoffer’ Opening In N.Y.


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

‘Klinghoffer’ Protest Moves Beyond Right Wing

Met Opera’s Gelb stands ground in private meeting with Jewish leaders, warns of backlash against Jews.

Staff Writer

Three days before more than 1,500 demonstrators protested an upcoming opera they consider anti-Semitic, five Jewish leaders, representing a wide swath of the Jewish community, met privately with the general manager of the Metropolitan Opera to implore him to cancel the performance.

A rally protesting the Met Opera's "The Death of Klinghoffer" drew about 1,500-2,000 people. Michael Datikash/JW

Klinghoffer: ‘Take Care of My Girls, Israel’

Twenty-five years on, daughters remember dad, thrown overboard in his wheelchair.

Associate Editor

The last Jewish century saw an unrelenting braiding of anti-Semitic savagery and sadism, absolute evil from Kisheniv 1903, to Hebron 1929, to the Shoah, to Ma’alot 1974. And yet say “Leon Klinghoffer” to most anyone who was alive in 1985 and you’ll see memory and chills return

The Klinghoffer daughters, Ilsa, left, and Lisa, are continuing their mother’s work and honoring their father.
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