April 17, 2003 |
The friend hurried over to Lisa Klinghoffer during a PTA meeting at her son's school and repeated: "They got him!" "They got Saddam [Hussein]?" Klinghoffer asked. "No," was the reply. "[Osama] Bin Laden?" "No," her friend said. "They got Abbas!" "I was just dumbfounded," Klinghoffer said Wednesday. "I kind of froze for a second.... I always wondered what my reaction would be, and how it would affect me. I thought, 'Thank God. Maybe we will get some justice.'
August 12, 1997 |
The Palestine Liberation Organization has settled a 12-year-old case brought by the family of an American who was killed in his wheelchair and tossed into the sea during the hijacking of the Achille Lauro cruise ship. The PLO reached settlements a week ago with the family of Leon Klinghoffer and with a cruise travel company, but all parties agreed to keep the terms confidential, said Rodney E. Gould, lawyer for Crown Travel Service. "It was amicably settled," said Lawrence W.
September 1, 1991 |
When Alice Goodman, poet and librettist in Cambridge, faxed the words of a Palestinian terrorist's aria to John Adams, composer in Berkeley, Goodman believed the lyrics were just "pretty nasty." But Adams showed them to his Jewish neighbors, who thought they were "anti-Semitic." "John didn't think they would 'heal anything,' " Goodman said, but she refused to tone them down.
March 21, 1991 |
Peter Sellars, the director of the Los Angeles Festival, has sprung up afresh in Europe with a new opera that seems destined to prove no less controversial politically than artistically. "The Death of Klinghoffer," which met a lukewarm response in its world premiere here Tuesday at the breathtakingly baroque Theatre de la Monnaie, is loosely based on the 1985 hijacking of a Mediterranean cruise ship by four Palestinian terrorists.
July 2, 1990 |
The face flashed across the screen--a Palestinian, somewhere in the Middle East, smiling faintly. Lisa Klinghoffer, six months pregnant, was in her Greenwich Village apartment watching television with her husband. She saw the face and went cold, stiffening as if someone had splashed ice water on her spine. "I was paralyzed," said Lisa, 38. Then came the heat. "I started shouting. There he was, five years later, Abul Abbas, in the news again," she said, her throaty voice pitched and angry.
May 22, 1989 |
The Supreme Court assured today that trial of a lawsuit involving U.S. passengers of the Achille Lauro, the Mediterranean cruise ship hijacked by terrorists in October, 1985, will be held in the United States. In a unanimous ruling, the court affirmed a U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that said it was premature for the ship owner to appeal a trial court ruling refusing to dismiss a suit filed by the Americans. The ruling assures at least a trial on the merits of the case in U.S. courts and not in Italian courts, as owners of the cruise ship had sought.