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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 4th, 2014
rivka m. from Thousand Oaks, CA signed.
Sep 4th, 2014
Doris A. from Swannanoa, NC writes:
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If this was anti-Black this would not be tolerated!!! Why should anti-Semitic be allowed!!
Sep 4th, 2014
robert w. from Burlington, NJ signed.
Sep 4th, 2014
Alice W. from Irving, TX signed.
Sep 4th, 2014
John R. from Colora, MD signed.
Sep 4th, 2014
Someone from Canonsburg, PA writes:
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How this plot can be considered entertaining is beyond tasteless and wrong headed! What racism this opera promotes! This a black mark on opera! As an season opera attendant, I would never consider attending such a hateful opera!
Sep 4th, 2014
Randy G. from Wynnewood, PA signed.
Sep 4th, 2014
Robert N. from Quakertown, PA signed.
Sep 4th, 2014
Someone from Tampa, FL signed.
Sep 4th, 2014
Someone from Palos Heights, IL signed.
Sep 4th, 2014
myra b. from Valley Village, CA signed.
Sep 4th, 2014
Someone from Southampton, PA writes:
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Another self-haiting Jew joins the crowd of low-level uneducated anti-Semites because he wants to be "fair" and "understanding" to the cause of the oppressed. Shame!
Sep 4th, 2014
Someone from Philadelphia, PA writes:
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I am appalled that the opera might go on. It is one thing to produce a work of art by a certain group but not when it includes hate messages, as I have been led to understand. Please consider the many people who will be hurt by this production. There is enough antisemitism in the workd right now, and I fear this will magnify it. I have never forgotten the name of Leon Klinghoffer, and this is a disgraceful use of his name.
Sep 4th, 2014
George S. from Allentown, NJ signed.
Sep 4th, 2014
richard r. from Riverside, NJ writes:
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I am sickened by this outrageous racist act,to mock and execute a defenseless crippled Jewish man.This has no place in AMERICA ,let alone the CIVILIZED world
Sep 4th, 2014
Ken M. from Marlton, NJ signed.
Sep 4th, 2014
David N. from Bryn Mawr, PA signed.
Sep 4th, 2014
Someone from Newtown Square, PA signed.
Sep 4th, 2014
Stephen N. from Carrollton, TX writes:
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Even if it were true, the terrorists rhetoric would not justify the murder of another human being, whether a Jew or another belief. I truly feel sorry for you at the Met.
Sep 4th, 2014
Robert W. from Windermere, FL signed.
Sep 4th, 2014
Edward C. from San Mateo, CA writes:
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HOW CAN A FEDERALLY FUNDED INSTITUTION PERFORM SUCH AN ATROCITY?
Sep 4th, 2014
Everett H. from Cadiz, KY signed.
Sep 4th, 2014
Someone from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA signed.
Sep 4th, 2014
Reynaldo G. from Bishop, TX writes:
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Please think.
Sep 4th, 2014
Someone from Milton, MA signed.
Sep 4th, 2014
Brent F. from Peach Springs, AZ writes:
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I urge the Met not air this opera.
Sep 4th, 2014
Jules R. from Scottsdale, AZ signed.
Sep 4th, 2014
John B. from Hadley, MA signed.
Sep 4th, 2014
Sally H. from Seattle, WA writes:
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This is blatantly disgraceful and insensitive to the deceased!.
Sep 4th, 2014
Someone from Bala Cynwyd, PA writes:
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How could you even consider presenting this?!
Sep 4th, 2014
Someone from Tucson, AZ signed.
Sep 4th, 2014
Someone from Katy, TX signed.
Sep 4th, 2014
Noranita a. from Cortaro, AZ signed.
Sep 4th, 2014
M C E. from Utica, NY writes:
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Anti-semitism has no place in America. Period.
Sep 4th, 2014
Gary L. from Gonzales, LA signed.
Sep 4th, 2014
Someone from Excelsior, MN signed.
Sep 4th, 2014
Harold M. from Lansing, MI writes:
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Antisemitism is the worst form of racism. Six million dead is enough. No race has suffered more. We don't this supported with public funds. Shame om the Met.
Sep 4th, 2014
Someone from Allentown, PA signed.
Sep 4th, 2014
Someone from Lynchburg, VA signed.
Sep 4th, 2014
Someone from Glen Burnie, MD signed.