Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani To Lead Press Conference & Protest At Opening of The Death of Klinghoffer
– Former NY Governor, Congressman King, Terror Victims, Jewish War Veterans To Stand Against Anti-Semitism At Lincoln Center –
Further Information and updates:
There will be a press conference at Lincoln Center on Monday evening, October 20th at 5:00 PM, across the street from the Lincoln Center Plaza at Broadway & 65th Street to protest the first evening that “The Death of Klinghoffer” will be shown at the Metropolitan Opera. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani will be the keynote speaker at the press conference, which will be followed by a protest.
Additional confirmed participants include Congressman Peter King, Former NY Governor David Paterson, Criminal Defense Attorney Ben Brafman, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, Rabbi Joseph Potasnik and Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) President Morton Klein.
Giuliani famously expelled Yasir Arafat from a concert for world leaders at Lincoln Center in 1995, explaining he could never forgive Arafat’s acts of terror. As the Mayor famously said, “I would not invite Yasir Arafat to anything, anywhere, anytime, anyplace. He has never been held to answer for the murders that he was implicated in.” The Mayor 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 has been implicated in the murders of Americans there, if I have the discretion not to have him there.”
Rabbi Avi Weiss and a group of Rabbinical leaders will hold a prayer vigil commencing at Noonat Lincoln Center Plaza at Broadway & 65th Street in memory of Leon Klinghoffer’s soul, being desecrated by the opera.
This is the continuation of a series of efforts opposing Lincoln Center’s decision to air this play..