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Prevent The Met From Airing An Anti-Semitic Opera!

Prevent The Met From Airing An Anti-Semitic Opera!

Dear Friend,

The Metropolitan Opera Company, the world's largest, is planning to air a performance of "The Death of Klinghoffer" this September.

This overtly anti-Semitic rendition actually justifies the Palestinian terrorism that led to the death of a 69 year-old wheelchair bound man pushed off the deck into the sea.

The lead character says: "Whenever poor men are gathered, they can find Jews getting fat.  You know how to cheat the simple, exploit the virgin, pollute where you have exploited, defame those you cheated, and break your own laws with idolatry."

He says "America is one big Jew."

Please sign this petition to your legislators urging that the Met not air this opera.  The Met depends on public funding.

And, please send a personal email, in your own words to Peter Gelb, Met Opera President, at pgelb@metopera.com.

Your signature will count!  We will send an email in your name to your Senators and Congressman telling him or her of your position!

Please get your friends and family to sign this petition too.

We'll add your email address to our Alerts list to keep you posted on progress and let you know if we need to take further action.

Thank you,

Dick Morris

Public Comments
Sep 8th, 2014
Someone from Philadelphia, PA signed.
Sep 8th, 2014
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Sep 8th, 2014
Paul W. from Apache Junction, AZ signed.
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Sep 8th, 2014
Victoria G. from Port Orchard, WA signed.
Sep 8th, 2014
Mimi N. from Ashburn, VA signed.
Sep 8th, 2014
Barbara S. from Bronx, NY writes:
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Hey Peter Gelb, Stop this anti-semitic garbage that your elite liberal friends are trying to shove down our throats.
Sep 8th, 2014
Adi G. from Santa Monica, CA signed.
Sep 8th, 2014
chrisitne P. from Rockaway Park, NY signed.
Sep 7th, 2014
Someone from New York, NY writes:
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NO! It incites violence and hatred against those who practice the peace-loving religion of Judaism. It's offensive and dangerous! No terrorists should not get to add insult to injury, NO.
Sep 7th, 2014
Arnold K. from Lake Mary, FL writes:
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I can not believe the Jewish Families who are significant patrons and donors of the NY Met have allowed this horrific event to even be considered! This is not only a degradation to Judaism but to All Americans in the shadow of 9/11/2001.
Sep 7th, 2014
Someone from Hollywood, FL writes:
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This is a disgrace for New York and the metropolitan opera Please rethink
Sep 7th, 2014
Joel S. from East Longmeadow, MA writes:
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This would be in terrible taste.
Sep 7th, 2014
Margaret C. from Glendale, AZ writes:
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Shameful!
Sep 7th, 2014
Kathy A. from Atlanta, GA signed.
Sep 7th, 2014
alfred g. from Togiak, AK signed.
Sep 7th, 2014
oneil g. from Athens, TN writes:
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the muslins are the lowest of low. to push an old wheelchair bound man off a ship to drown. shows just how much of a coward they are. the nazi kill millions of them for one reason and that was they where jews. the jews have benefit the world in health and science. what has the muslins given the world? all i can thank of is terror and grift. the opera should loose all public funds and not be allow to preform in any building or on any grounds owned or support by public funds. in fact it is time me Christians take the example of Christ and use a horsewhip to run the idoits that would surpport the muslin cause out of our country.
Sep 7th, 2014
Someone from Waverly, NY signed.
Sep 7th, 2014
Irving S. from Atlanta, GA writes:
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If the Met can't find any better subject matter for it's programs, then I suggest it close the doors and go out of business. Hare you tried a subject like "Massacurs by Muslims Around the World??
Sep 7th, 2014
Someone from Richmond Hill, NY writes:
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How dare the Metropolitan Opera, the most important opera in the world, put on such a blatantly anti-sematic opera as "The Death of Klinghoffer". I remember the incident very clearly. Where is your moral courage to tell the truth through the performance and show how barbaric the Palestinian behavior was! When we excuse evil because of so called "just cause" or "extenuating circumstances" we become complicit in promoting it. Will you allow the Met to become a mouth piece for evil and this untenable behavior? If you have any courage, you will not allow this opera to be performed. If you do run it, it will become a permanent blemish on you and the opera company! An excellent work of art is not an excuse for performing a blatantly anti-Semitic work that propagates lies about Jews. Where is your conscience? If a Jew threw an innocent, crippled, elderly Palestinian off a ship, you would you use the incident to write an opera to excuse the Jew's behavior since the Palestinians are on record as wanting to completely annihilate the entire country of Israel? Where is your sense of justice and moral clarity?
Sep 7th, 2014
Cathy K. from Grand Blanc, MI writes:
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Even if you were totally privately funded, you would be wrong to present this. If you want to make a statement, produce something that condemns radical Islamists, who are an actual threat to humanity!
Sep 7th, 2014
Joy-Carroll K. from Santa Fe, NM signed.
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Sep 6th, 2014
Barbara H. from Sealy, TX signed.
Sep 6th, 2014
Paul Q. from Penfield, NY writes:
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This is an outrageous affront to both Jews and America!
Sep 6th, 2014
Mike D. from Montrose, PA signed.
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