Factbites
 Where results make sense
About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   PR   |   Contact us  

Topic: Leon Klinghoffer


Related Topics

In the News (Mon 21 Apr 14)

  
  Leon Klinghoffer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Leon Klinghoffer (September 24, 1916 – October 8, 1985) was a retired appliance manufacturer from New York who was disabled (from a stroke) and used a wheelchair for mobility.
The body was recovered from the sea and Leon Klinghoffer was buried at Beth David Memorial Park in Kenilworth, New Jersey.
The foundation is funded by undisclosed settlement paid by the PLO to the Klinghoffers to settle a lawsuit seeking damages for the PLO's role in the hijacking.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Leon_Klinghoffer   (391 words)

  
 Leon Klinghoffer
Leon Klinghoffer (September 24, 1916 -  October 8, 1985) was killed aboard the Achille Lauro.
On October 7, 1985 as 69 year old disabled Leon Klinghoffer sat in his wheelchair aboard the Achille Lauro cruise ship, four Palestinian terrorists shot then threw him overboard while his wife watched in horror.
Leon and Marilyn Klinghoffer, American Jews, had been celebrating their wedding anniversary by taking this cruise.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/le/Leon_Klinghoffer.html   (191 words)

  
 Leon Klinghoffer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Leon Klinghoffer was disabled and used a wheelchair for mobility.
Leon and Marilyn Klinghoffer, Jewish-American (additional info and facts about Jewish-American) s, were celebrating their 36th wedding anniversary in 1985 by taking a cruise aboard the Achille Lauro (additional info and facts about Achille Lauro).
Klinghoffer was buried at Beth David Memorial Park in Kenilworth (additional info and facts about Kenilworth), New Jersey (A Mid-Atlantic state on the Atlantic; one of the original 13 colonies).Four months after Leon Klinghoffer's murder, Marilyn Klinghoffer died of colon cancer (A malignant tumor of the colon; early symptom is bloody stools).
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/l/le/leon_klinghoffer.htm   (274 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Leon Klinghoffer
Leon Klinghoffer (September 24, 1916–October 8, 1985) was a retired appliance manufacturer from New York who was disabled (from a stroke) and used a wheelchair for mobility.
Leon Klinghoffer (September 24, 1916–October 8, 1985) was a retired appliance manufacturer of New York who was disabled and used a wheelchair for mobility.
Leon and Marilyn Klinghoffer, Jewish-Americans, were celebrating their 36th wedding anniversary in 1985 by taking a cruise aboard the Achille Lauro.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Leon-Klinghoffer   (1189 words)

  
 A Small Victory: I never forgot Leon Klinghoffer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Klinghoffer was shot in his wheelchair and thrown overboard by Abbas' men.
Leon was killed because he was a Jew.
Leon Klinghoffer was one American who could be handled by half a dozen armed Arab terrorists.
www.asmallvictory.net /archives/003085.html   (1182 words)

  
 FORWARD : Arts & Letters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The question is a personal one for me, perhaps because I am more aware of Klinghoffer as a man, a man with a wife and children, an ordinary citizen who was murdered.
The historical narrative of the film amplifies the weakness posed by the original opera's depiction of Klinghoffer as a Jewish martyr in an age-old struggle between two rival ancient tribes.
Leon Klinghoffer was an American tourist, neither Israeli nor Holocaust survivor, which Woolcock's film seems to imply.
www.forward.com /issues/2003/03.11.28/arts2.html   (802 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Established in memory of Leon Klinghoffer, who was murdered by Palestinian terrorists aboard the Achille Lauro cruise ship in 1985, the ADL Klinghoffer Award recognizes exemplary action against terrorism and responses to terrorist attacks.
Marilyn Klinghoffer and her family established the Leon and Marilyn Klinghoffer Foundation in late 1985 following the brutal murder of Leon Klinghoffer by Palestinian terrorists aboard the Achille Lauro cruise ship.
The Klinghoffers were on an anniversary cruise in the Mediterranean when Palestinian terrorists seized control of the Italian cruise ship, shot Leon in his wheelchair and threw his body overboard.
www.adl.org /PresRele/Mise_00/4674_00.htm   (355 words)

  
 CNN - World News Briefs - April 23, 1996   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Klinghoffer, of New York, was shot in his wheelchair and thrown overboard by Abbas' men.
Klinghoffer's daughters, Ilsa and Lisa, responded to the apology offered by Abbas with a statement released to CNN through their spokeswoman Letty Simon.
Abbas was convicted for the murder of Leon Klinghoffer in a court of law and he should serve his sentence."
cnn.com /WORLD/9604/22/newsbriefs/pm.html   (184 words)

  
 Brooklyn Philharmonic & Ridge Theater At Bam: The Death Of Klinghoffer
Early this month, with America still actively engaged in Middle East policy, "Klinghoffer" was revived, in a staged concert version, produced by Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), the Brooklyn Philharmonic and Ridge Theater at BAM's Gilman Opera House, where it played 12 years earlier.
The monologue of an Austrian passenger, wittily delivered in the sprechtstimme (song speech) style of Berg and Schoenberg, and a propulsive chorus at the end alone, varied the glacial pace of the act's reflections on the hijacking and on Nature.
Kudos to the nine soloists--Stephen Powell and Nancy Maultsby as the Klinghoffers; Phyllis Pancella and Kirsten Blase as other passengers; James Maddalena returning to the role of the Captain, which he created; Todd Wilander, Nmon Ford, Eric Owens and Christina Wilcox as the terrorists—for their high-level performances.
www.theatrescene.net /ts\articles.nsf/0/1F3BCF701A488D5785256DF800443798?OpenDocument   (527 words)

  
 Artists Network of Refuse & Resist!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
During the takeover of that Italian cruise ship, American tourist Leon Klinghoffer was murdered and his body thrown overboard in his wheelchair.
Controversial from the start, "The Death of Klinghoffer" angered some audiences and critics by allowing Palestinian terrorists to express their concerns poetically on the lyric stage and by appropriating the plight of a private family.
On stage, Klinghoffer's death was presented in the stylized form of an oratorio.
www.artistsnetwork.org /news9/news411.html   (979 words)

  
 Klinghoffer Dialogue Project
The hijacking of the Achille Lauro and the killing of Leon Klinghoffer are considered the first time the Middle East conflict led to the death of an American citizen—and a New Yorker.
Leon Klinghoffer’s wheelchair is too difficult to move onto the platform, so he sits a bit below the others.
Klinghoffer’s death is symbolically presented to the audience; up until now only the music has implied that he was murdered.
www.brooklynphilharmonic.org /2003_2004/KlinghofferDPguide.htm   (4308 words)

  
 Achille Lauro - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Refused permission to dock at Tartus, the hijackers shot one wheelchair-bound passenger – an American named Leon Klinghoffer – because he was Jewish, and threw his body overboard, leaving him to die.
The PLO was sued for its role in the death of Leon Klinghoffer.
The suit was dropped when the PLO paid an undisclosed sum to Klinghoffer's daughters, which was used to fund the Leon and Marilyn Klinghoffer Memorial Foundation of the Anti-Defamation League, which works to combat terrorism through legal, political and educational means.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Achille_Lauro   (723 words)

  
 Print Article: No haven for Achille Lauro terrorist
Klinghoffer was shot dead, his body and wheelchair dumped overboard.
In the mid-1990s he voiced regret for the killing of Klinghoffer and said the hijacking was a military mission gone wrong.
Ilsa and Lisa Klinghoffer, Leon Klinghoffer's daughters, said this week they hope America "will be able to revive a federal indictment against Abbas for piracy, hostage taking and conspiracy, and we urge them to do so".
www.smh.com.au /cgi-bin/common/popupPrintArticle.pl?path=/articles/2003/04/16/1050172654179.html   (832 words)

  
 j. - Klinghoffer family settles long legal battle with PLO   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
NEW YORK -- The relatives of Leon Klinghoffer, a disabled passenger killed by Palestinian terrorists aboard an Italian cruise ship 12 years ago, have closed a long and painful chapter of their lives by agreeing to settle a lawsuit with the Palestine Liberation Organization.
According to a family spokeswoman, the sum was not disclosed, as was stipulated by the settlement.
The attack on Klinghoffer, whose body was thrown off the Achille Lauro into the Mediterranean Sea, for years exemplified the scourge of random violence emanating from the Mideast conflict.
www.jewishsf.com /content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/6735/edition_id/127/format/html/displaystory.html   (304 words)

  
 Cruise ship crisis: The Achille Lauro - Unforgettable Moments - CBC Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Klinghoffer was a partially paralyzed 69-year-old American in a wheelchair.
After Leon Klinghoffer's death, his daughters Lisa and Ilsa Klinghoffer argued that their father's killing was not a political act but rather a punishable crime.
Ilsa and Lisa Klinghoffer used the settlement to open the Leon and Marilyn Klinghoffer Memorial Foundation of the Anti-Defamation League.
archives.cbc.ca /IDC-1-71-1153-6340-20/that_was_then/conflict_war/achille_lauro   (526 words)

  
 Leon Klinghoffer's Daughters' Letter to New York Times Editor on Arafat's Death   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Leon Klinghoffer, our father, was one innocent civilian among thousands who were murdered under the rule of Yasir Arafat and the P.L.O. As a family who has unfortunately been touched by Mr.
Klinghoffer was a man confined to a wheelchair, vacationing on a cruise with his wife, and thrown overboard to drown and die WITH NO PROVOCATION, just as an "example" to terrify the other passengers, and that this was ALL ARAFAT'S PLAN, then I wonder why Arafat wasn't brought to justice back then.
Klinghoffer's death was one of the most brutal things the world has ever witnessed -- a crippled man thrown overboard in his wheelchair while his wife watched helplessly.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1279353/posts   (2464 words)

  
 j. - Klinghoffer family reaching settlement in PLO murder suit
The PLO has now reached an agreement in principle with the Klinghoffer daughters "to create an institution designed for peace studies, including the prevention of terrorism," according to a Jan. 9 letter signed by lawyers for both sides.
The Klinghoffers and their spokeswoman declined to comment on the preliminary agreement until it is finalized.
Together with their late mother, Lisa and Ilsa Klinghoffer established the Klinghoffer Memorial Foundation of the Anti-Defamation League in 1985 -- a foundation dedicated to combating terrorism through educational, legal and legislative means.
www.jewishsf.com /content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/2815/edition_id/49/format/html/displaystory.html   (439 words)

  
 DubyaSpeak.com : Repeat Offender
As explained on the White House website, the Palestine Liberation Front (PLF), headed by Abu Abbas, was responsible for the 1985 hijacking of the cruise ship Achille Lauro and the murder of American citizen Leon Klinghoffer, a Jew.
Make no mistake about it, a guy named Abu Nidal, a fierce terrorist who killed a guy named Leon Klinghoffer, because he happened to be Jewish, his organization did -- they were in and out of Baghdad.
Abu Nidal, the guy who killed Leon Klinghoffer, he and his organization were in Baghdad.
www.dubyaspeak.com /repeatoffender.phtml?offense=abu   (497 words)

  
 Boston.com / News / Politics / Presidential candidates / George W. Bush / President again confuses identities of two ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
During remarks in Derry, N.H., Bush said Monday the late terrorist Abu Nidal killed Leon Klinghoffer, a 69-year-old Jewish American who died after being tossed -- along with his wheelchair -- off the hijacked cruise liner Achille Lauro in 1985.
Leon Klinghoffer was murdered because of his religion.
He was the guy that killed Leon Klinghoffer.
www.boston.com /news/politics/president/bush/articles/2004/09/21/president_again_confuses_identities_of_two_terrorists   (475 words)

  
 CONVICTED TERRORIST-MURDERER OF LEON KLINGHOFFER TO BE EXTRADITED FROM SPAIN TO COMPLETE 30-YEAR SENTENCE IN ITALY
New York, NY, July 26, 1996...Lisa and Ilsa Klinghoffer today expressed satisfaction at the Spanish High Court's decision to extradite to Italy the terrorist primarily responsible for the murder of their father, Leon Klinghoffer, aboard the Achille Lauro cruise ship in 1985.
We again call on the Government of Italy to endeavor to capture Abu Abbus, the mastermind of the Achille Lauro hijacking, who was convicted by an Italian court in absentia and remains at large.
The Leon and Marilyn Klinghoffer Foundation of the Anti-Defamation League works to combat terrorism through educational, political and legal means.
www.adl.org /presrele/IslEx_61/2796_61.asp   (288 words)

  
 FrontPage magazine.com :: Leon Klinghoffer: 20 Years Later by Debbie Schlussel
20 years ago, this past Saturday (October 8), Leon Klinghoffer -- a helpless 69-year-old in a wheelchair on a cruise ship -- was cruelly murdered for the dual crimes of being a Jew and an American.
In a few cases where Klinghoffer's murder was "remembered," it was nauseating.
It's that in the 20 years since his murder, we have empowered radical Muslims and the terrorists they support--the same ones who murdered her innocent, disabled father and threw him overboard.
www.frontpagemag.com /Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=19798   (467 words)

  
 Senator Schumer Website: Press Room   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Schumer spoke Thursday with Lisa and Ilsa Klinghoffer, the daughters of Leon Klinghoffer.
Klinghoffer asked Schumer to push the Bush Administration to bring Abbas back to the United States for trial.
Schumer has worked closely with the Klinghoffers to fight terrorists and terrorism since 1985, when Schumer was a Member of the US House of Representatives.
www.senate.gov /member/ny/schumer/general/SchumerWebsite/pressroom/press_releases/PR01634.html   (590 words)

  
 BAM: Finally, May / June, 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
That autumn day, Leon was liberated from his wheelchair by the hijackers and launched overboard into the sea, where he drowned.
Actually, as she explained, Leon was to me something like a fifth cousin thrice removed.
Obviously it is Leon’s two daughters, whom I have also never met, who must have the genuinely anguishing problem with rude interlocutors.
www.brown.edu /Administration/Brown_Alumni_Magazine/00/5-00/finally.html   (844 words)

  
 John Adams: Klinghoffer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The story was of the 1984 hijacking of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro by Palestinian terrorists and their eventual murdering of one of the passengers, a retired, wheelchair-bound American Jew named Leon Klinghoffer.
The models for The Death of Klinghoffer, on the other hand, were the Bach Passions: grave, symbolic, narrative poems, supported by large choral pillars.
In a scene for Leon Klinghoffer and the terrorist whom all the hostages dubbed "Rambo" the desperation of a conflict that refuses to be healed is summed up in a blistering exchange of accusations, vicious cliché, and degradation.
www.earbox.com /sub-html/comp-details/kling-de.html   (539 words)

Try your search on: Qwika (all wikis)

Factbites
  About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   Press   |   Contact us  
Copyright © 2005-2007 www.factbites.com Usage implies agreement with terms.