As per Mark Steyn-politics is the here and now. Culture is the long game.
"A Jewish dancer who stars in the controversial opera The Death of Klinghoffer, now
playing at the Met, said that since starring in the show, he has become
“confused” about which side of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict he
“As someone who’s been raised pro-Israel, who’s a Jew, who grew up in
a country that is pro-Israel, I never knew anything about Palestine or
Palestinians,” said Jesse Kovarsky, who plays a Palestinian terrorist
named Omar, in a recent interview with Heeb magazine.
“And to be invited into this opera and encouraged to study that
history, I’ve been exposed to a world that I totally… I’m confused by my
own upbringing in terms of how I see the conflict, how I see it now.”