Below is an OP-Ed post by Ronn Torossian in Israel National News (Arutz7). Ronn is a PR person for the Klinghoffer Protest.
Why haven't they spoken up for Judea and Samaria and G-d's Covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and that a Palestinian State is in direct conflict?
Many of us activist involved in promoting this protest rally understand that this is also about proclaiming our entitlement of Judea and Samaria and not just about protesting celebrating murderers of innocent people.
Please understand that these two points are closely interrelated where one feeds the other.
Our enemies grievances, that Jews are "Occupying their land" justifies and feeds their terror activity.
Op-Ed: US Jewish Establishment's Deafening Silence
This is not a "right-wing" issue, or about Judea & Samaria – it is about the murderers of innocent people.
This play mocks a mockery of the killing of Leon Klinghoffer, a handicapped New York veteran. While the show has widely been denounced as anti-Semitic and sympathetic to the hijackers, cancelled after 9/11, next week it will begin to be played in New York City.
While there will be many high-profile speakers at the protest outside from a multitude of backgrounds, including George Pataki, former governor of New York, Michael Mukasey, the former Attorney General of the United States, Dr. Bill Donahue, President, Catholic League, Morton Klein, President of the Zionist Organization of America, Rabbi Avi Weiss, criminal defense attorney Ben Brafman, Assemblyman Dov Hikind, Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, vice president of the New York Board of Rabbis, Actor Tony LoBianco and others, the fact remains that the mass of the major establishment organizations are nowhere to be found on this issue.
Good concerned American Jews, like Helen Friedman of AFSI, Jeff Wiesenfeld, Hillary Markowitz, terror survivor Sarri Singer of Strength to Strength, activists from ZOA and a handful of others have spent weeks organizing on this issue to make sure a voice of moral conscience will be heard.
While the establishment has been silent, even worse is the Anti-Defamation League which has publicly said they approved of the Metropolitan Opera's decision to feature this anti-Semitic opera. The ADL proclaimed they were content with the show going on in New York – simply asinine proclamation for a play, which features a hijacker Molqi singing: "We are / soldiers fighting a war / We are not criminals / and we are not vandals / but men of ideals."On stage, hijacker Rambo says "Wherever poor men / are gathered they can / find Jews getting fat / You know how to cheat / the simple, exploit / the virgin, pollute / Where you have exploited / Defame those you cheated / and break your own law / with idolatry." The ADL defends Anti-Semitism.
Meanwhile, the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) has spoken out forcefully against this travesty and is among the leadership of this event. They truthfully must be in the conscience globally of people fighting terrorism and anti-Semitism. They should be front and center as among the spokespersons for American Jewry.
How dare the ADL kosher a play which glorifies the murderers of a disabled New Yorker? The participation of the SWC, and their principled stance is important to note.
Organizations including the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Zionist Organization of America, AFSI, AMCHA, Catholic League, Christians' Israel Public Action Campaign (CIPAC), Congregation Ohab Zedek, Edmond J. Safra Synagogue, Lincoln Square Synagogue, RAJE, One Israel Fund, Stand With Us, Strength to Strength, Westchester , Rambam Mesivta High School, Shalhevet High School for Girls and others will gather Monday, September 22nd at 4:30 PM, across the street from the Lincoln Center Plaza at Broadway & 65th protest. Monday evening is the first night of the gala opening of the Metropolitan opera season.
Ronn Torossian is an entrepreneur, author – and longtime resident of Lincoln Square.
Activist emails sent to my list are L'Ilui Nishmat Yisrael ben David Aryeh ob"m (Izzy - Kaplan) and Howard Chaim Grief great activists and lovers of Eretz Yisroel, Am Yisroel and the Torah. Yehi Zichronum Baruch. May their memories serve as a blessing.
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