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Former NY Mayor Rudy Giuliani to Lead Klinghoffer Opera Protest

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

The second in a series of blockbuster protests against the Metropolitan Opera will take place Monday evening, Oct. 20.

The Met is being protested for staging an opera which seeks to humanize the Palestinian Arab terrorist thugs who hijacked an Italian cruise liner and singled out an elderly disabled Jewish man, Leon Klinghoffer, whom they shot and threw overboard to drown. The name of the opera is ‘The Death of Klinghoffer.’

Before the protest on Monday there will be a press conference, starting at 5:00 p.m., at which former New York City Mayor Rudy Guliani will be the keynote speaker.

Giuliani, of course, is the American official who has twice stared down evil and refused to sacrifice his principles to political correctness or even the dangling of millions of dollars.

In 1995 Giuliani expelled Yasir Arafat from a concert for world leaders at Lincoln Center in 1995, saying he could never forgive Arafat’s acts of terror.

“I would not invite Yasir Arafat to anything, anywhere, anytime, anyplace,” Giuliani said at the time. “The U.N. is one thing, the peace process is another thing. When we’re having a party and a celebration, I would rather not have someone who had been implicated in the murder of Americans.”

In the wake of the Islamist terrorist attacks on America on September 11, 2001, Giuliani rebuffed Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal who suggested that the attacks were caused by U.S. policies in the Middle East, and that the U.S. should “adopt a more balanced stand toward the Palestinian cause.” The prince offered $10 million towards disaster relief in the aftermath of the attack on New  York’s Twin Towers.

Giuliani, then the mayor of New York, responded to the Saudi prince:

There is no moral equivalent for this act. There is no justification for it,” Guliani responded, “And one of the reasons I think this happened is because people were engaged in moral equivalency in not understanding the difference between liberal democracies like the United States, like Israel, and terrorist states and those who condone terrorism. So I think not only are those statements wrong, they’re part of the problem.

And with that, Giuliani refused the offer of the Saudi prince’s $10 million.

That is the stuff of which the Stop the Terror Opera coalition is made.

In addition to Giuliani, former New York State Governor David Paterson (D), New York Congressman Peter King (R)(NY-2), criminal defense attorney Ben Brafman, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz  (D), Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, Jewish war veterans and terror victims will lend their presence and support to the press conference and protest.

Prior to the press conference and protest, Rabbi Avi Weiss and a group of rabbinical leaders will hold a prayer vigil, beginning at 12:00 noon, at Lincoln Center Plaza at Broadway and 65th Street in memory of Leon Klinghoffer’s soul. It is an effort to assuage the pain and tribulation to Klinghoffer’s soul and his memory caused by the glorification of his terrorist murderers in the Klinghoffer opera.

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In the run-up to this latest protest which will be held on the evening the Klinghoffer opera opens at the Metropolitan Opera, an interesting glimpse into the dark soul of the opera’s librettist, Alice Goodman, was provided by a remark she made on social media.

JCCWatch, a small activist organization based in New York and run by New York businessman Richard Allen tweeted out a provocative message to Goodman, asking her, “an apostate” (Goodman was born a Jew but converted to Christianity and is now an Anglican chaplain) why she thinks a dead Jew is art.

Goodman responded, revealing her conflation of anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism and wrapping it in a Jewish conspiracy, all in fewer than 140 characters!

She claimed that JCCWatch is an entity controlled by Israel to police people’s views and to attack any who do not conform to the Jewish State’s positions. It appears Goodman confuses Israel with ISIS. Maybe confirmation of that will be found in the next libretto she writes when she teams up again with her fellow Klinghoffer desecrators John Adams and Peter Gelb.

Tweet from Alice Goodman, librettist for 'Death of Klinghoffer' opera, confirming her Zionist conspiracy beliefs and anti-Semitism.

Tweet from Alice Goodman, librettist for ‘Death of Klinghoffer’ opera, confirming her Zionist conspiracy beliefs and anti-Semitism.

Lori Lowenthal Marcus

Libyan Al Qaeda Terrorist to Appear in NY Court Tuesday

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Al Qaeda terrorist Abu Anas al Libi, snatched off the streets in Libya last week by U.S. soldiers, is expected to appear in federal court in New York Tuesday on his way to being tried in the United States for terrorism.

Al Libi’s wife has claimed that he has nothing to do with Al Qaeda anymore, while New York Republican Congressman Peter King said that putting him on trial deprives investigators of the chance to learn more from him about Al Qaeda operations.

Al Libi was indicted in New York in 2001 in the bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania and for allegedly involvement in Al Qaeda attacks on American soldiers in Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Somalia.

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CIA Captures Al Qaeda Terrorist Who Helped Plot 9/11

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

CIA agents have captured Bin Laden’s son-in-law and former spokesman who helped plot the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and he is to face charges of terror in a New York court on Friday, according to official sources who remained anonymous.

Senior Al Qaeda terrorist Sulaiman Abu Ghaith could have been facing indictments a month ago when Turkish authorities, acting on a CIA tip, took him into custody at a luxury hotel in Ankara. He had arrived in Turkey from Iran.

Instead of honoring an American request to extradite him, Turkey deported Abu Ghaith to Jordan on March 1 with the intention of sending him back to Kuwait, where he has been stripped of nationality. However, CIA agents caught up with him in Jordan, according to the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet.

Turkish media claimed that he was not extradited because he did commit a crime on Turkish soil and that Al Qaeda may target Turkey if he were to be sent to the United States.

Turkish  media claimed Abu Ghaith was freed by an Ankara court because he did not commit any crime on Turkish soil and that Turkey had hesitated to extradite him to the United States because it feared it could become a target of Al-Qaeda.

New York Republican Congressman Peter King, former chairman of House Homeland Security Committee, confirmed to the Associated Press Thursday that Abu Ghaith was arrested a second time, this time by the CIA, and taken to the United States.

Calling the arrest it a “very significant victory” in the war on terror, King added, “Definitely, one by one, we are getting the top echelons of Al Qaeda. I give the (Obama) administration credit for this: it’s steady and it’s unrelenting and it’s very successful.”

After the 9/11 attacks, Abu Ghaith appeared alongside Bin Laden in a propaganda video and warned of more deadly attacks.

In a remarkable understatement, King was quoted by Fox News as saying, “The propaganda statements in which Abu Ghaith and his late father-in-law, Osama bin Laden, praised the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 are alone enough to merit the most serious punishment.”

Tom Lynch, a research fellow at the National Defense University in Washington, told Politico that Abu Ghaith was one of a small handful of senior al-Qaida leaders “capable of getting the old band back together and postured for a round of real serious international terror.”

“His capture and extradition not only allows the U.S. to hold — and perhaps try — a reputed Al Qaeda core survivor, further tarnishing the AQ core brand, but it also points to the dangers for those few remaining Al Qaeda core refugees,” he added.

Turkey’s refusal to extradite him raises serious questions about relations with Ankara, which the past three years has turned about-face on its once-friendly relationship with the West and Israel.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan ran into the arms of Syrian President Bashar Assad Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad until he realized he chose the wrong allies.

However, his hatred of Israel and Jews has not diminished, and only last week, at a UN forum, he compared Zionism with racism.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

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