Pro-Israel Protesters Disrupt Anti-Semitic Met Opera

Protest outside the Metropolitan Opera / Adam Kredo

Pro-Israel protesters disrupted the opening performance of the New York City Metropolitan Opera’s production of “The Death of Klinghoffer,” a controversial opera that critics say condones anti-Semitism and terrorism against Jews.

The Met’s production of the opera, which begun its run on Monday evening, has been engulfed in controversy for months, with pro-Israel leaders and members of the Jewish community accusing the prominent theater company of staging an offensive and anti-Semitic production.

Benghazi Attack Suspect Pleads Not Guilty to 17 New Charges

Gutted U.S. consulate in Benghazi / AP

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Ahmed Abu Khatallah, a Libyan militant accused of participating in the September 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya pleaded not guilty on Monday to 17 new charges related to the attack, including some that carry the death penalty.