A coalition of organizations will protest at Lincoln Center on Monday evening, Sept. 22, at 4 PM, across the street from the Lincoln Center Plaza at Columbus Avenue & 65th Street to protest the Metropolitan Opera House’s decision to air the “The Death of Klinghoffer.” Monday evening is the first night of the gala opening of the Metropolitan opera season.
Dignitaries and elected officials are expected to join the thousands of demonstrators who will gather to raise their voices against this opera which promotes terrorism, and anti-Semitism.
Confirmed participants include Michael Mukasey, the former Attorney General of the United States, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Dr. Bill Donahue, President, Catholic League, criminal defense attorney Ben Brafman, Rabbi Avi Weiss, Assemblyman Dov Hikind, Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, executive vice president of the New York Board of Rabbis, Rabbi Zev Meir Friedman, Dean of the Rambam Mesivta and Shalhevet High Schools, renowned for their activism, Dr. Bill Donahue, Catholic League, Morton Klein, President of the Zionist Organization of America, Actor Tony LoBianco and others.
Protestors will hold American flags and have wheelchairs to illustrate the plight of 69-year old New-Yorker Leon Klinghoffer, who was killed by terrorists of the Palestine Liberation Front (PFLF).
Sponsoring organizations include the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), AFSI, AMCHA, Catholic League, Christians’ Israel Public Action Campaign (CIPAC), Congregation Ohab Zedek, Edmond J. Safra Synagogue, Lincoln Square Synagogue, RAJE, One Israel Fund, the Jewish Political Education Foundation (JPEF), based in Great Neck, Stand With Us, the International Committee for the Land of Israel, Westchester High School, Rambam Mesivta High School, Shalhevet High School for Girls and others.