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'Klinghoffer' cancellation draws international criticism
'Klinghoffer' cancellation draws international criticism

The Metropolitan Opera's decision last week to cancel its planned international cinematic broadcast of John Adams' "The Death of Klinghoffer" has prompted harsh criticism from groups worldwide, which have asked the New York company to reconsider its decision. "Klinghoffer" will still be staged at the Met in New York in October, but the scheduled Nov. 15 broadcast has been called off on concerns that the opera might foment anti-Semitism. The Met said its decision came after talks with the head of the Anti-Defamation League.  The opera is a dramatization of the hijacking of the cruise ship Achille Lauro in 1985 by Palestinian terrorists and the execution of Jewish American passenger Leon...

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