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  1. NYC Protesters Slam ’Klinghoffer’ Opera  

    Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani joined demonstrators last night to protest the Metropolitan Opera’s debut of the “Death of Klinghoffer,” an opera they say distorts history and condones terrorism. The opera features the murder of wheelchair-bound Leon Klinghoffer onboard the Achille Lauro cruise ship by members of the Palestinian Liberation Front in 1985, which critics complain gives a platform for the attackers and is anti-Semitic. But the Met vehemently denies these charges about an opera widely regarded as a musical masterpiece.

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