ADL called on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to condemn a terror attack in Jerusalem in which a driver crashed a car into at a light rail station filled with disembarking passengers, and extended condolences to the family of a three-month old who died in the incident.
The League released a statement by Lisa and Ilsa Klinghoffer, the daughters of Leon Klinghoffer, which appears in the playbill of the Met Opera's "The Death of Klinghoffer" premiering this week. ADL also responds to questions about the production and explains why the opera is troubling.
“There is nothing wrong with presenting competing narratives, which is why The Anti-Defamation League did not call for the production to be canceled. We would have preferred that the moral decision to present the work of art that attempts to justify and create a rationale of something that is irrational. Terrorism is irrational.”
Michael A. Salberg, ADL Director of International Affairs, from an interview with Canadian Public Radio on the Metropolitan Opera’s “The Death of Klighoffer.”
Abraham Foxman discusses an announcement made by the newly elected Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven that his country would become first in the E.U. to formally recognize the “State of Palestine.” He argues that this “premature recognition” will have “repercussions far beyond Scandinavia” and that Sweden should focus on supporting international efforts to prevent Hamas from rearming.
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