The New York Times chief classical music critic feels that the “Klinghoffer” opera is an attempt to explore the suffering of the Palestinians; and the Times feels that the opera “gives voice to all sides” in this act of terrorism should not have been cancelled in any way because “art can be provocative and controversial.” And the author, John Adams, feels that the Palestinians “are still human beings and there still has to be reasons why they did this act.”

Would they feel the same way if the opera was about the 1964 murder of the three civil rights workers, Chaney, Goodman and Schwerner, by the Klu Klux Klan and “gave voice to all sides” in this terrible crime?

Glen Head, L.I.