Liberal ADL Is Wrong To Say Death of Klinghoffer Is OK

Remarkably, as TruthRevolt noted, the Anti-Defamation League announced that it approves of the Metropolitan Opera's decision to feature the anti-Semitic opera The Death of Klinghoffer. Ridiculous that for some absurd reason, fanning the flames of Anti-Semitism in Europe is unacceptable, but in America, it’s just fine.

The ADL issued a statement where they said that they were content with the show going on in New York. Why? Perhaps one should review the ADL a little closer. The Anti-Defamation League is a major Jewish human rights organization – but are very liberal on important American issues – which may explain their acceptance of this program in New York. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL):

Has issued press releases defending the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit declaring Section 3 of the 1996 "Defense of Marriage Act" (DOMA) unconstitutional. (The ADL has a statement on their website which says “DOMA represents a form of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation that has no place in American society. This unanimous decision makes it clear that all legally married couples must be treated equally by the federal government."  They do not say what it has to do with fighting Anti-Semitism).

Issued a press release which “praised President Barack Obama for his administration's decision not to seek deportation for as many as 800,000 young undocumented immigrants, calling the move "a responsible and important step in the right direction" toward comprehensive immigration reform.

In January 2012, the head of the ADL, Abraham Foxman said to a Republican candidate that "religious appeals to voters are simply unacceptable and un-American."

Foxman wrote an oped entitled “Opinion: The Threat of Sharia Law: It’s All a Matter of Myth Making,” where he claimed that “the threat of the infiltration of Sharia, or Islamic law, into the American court system is one of the more pernicious conspiracy theories to gain traction in our country in recent years.” He further accused Americans wary of Sharia of bigotry.

A few months ago, Foxman demanded an Israeli Knesset Member apologize to American Secretary of State John Kerry for saying Kerry “is not a fair mediator in peace talks because he has "anti-Israel roots," and Kerry seeks "unequivocal answers that could only mean shrinking Israel's borders."  While the Knesset member was right, the ADL demanded an apology to Kerry for “disparaging comments" and accusations that were “offensive, inflammatory and totally without any basis.”

Foxman was wrong then, and is wrong now.

The ADL is a liberal organization devoted to a 2-state solution.  They have claimed that opposing the concept of a two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is “troubling on several levels.” Foxman has said “...at a time when anti-Israel de-legitimization and boycott campaigns are growing around the world,” those who oppose a 2-state solution “add fuel to the fire.”

The ADL stands up loudly and regularly for left-liberal divisive viewpoints.

Meanwhile, Peter Gelb the Met's general manager, said he has "..become convinced that there is genuine concern in the international Jewish community that the live transmission of 'The Death of Klinghoffer' would be inappropriate at this time of rising anti-Semitism, particularly in Europe." Why is that which is unacceptable for Europe acceptable for America? 

The Death of Klinghoffer must be cancelled.

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