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A florid and unlikely morality play has been unfurling this week in New York City, where the Metropolitan Opera is staging “The Death of Klinghoffer." Based on the 1985 murder by Palestinian terrorists of an elderly Jew on a hijacked ship, the opera has sparked furious charges by right-wing Zionists that it is "wildly anti-Semitic"; supporters argue the work is an "anguished meditation on two paralysed and drowning peoples" - one that portrays Palestinians as "human," no more or less.