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September 26, 1980 - Image 14

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1980-09-26

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14 Friday, September 26, 1980

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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ADL Says Redgrave Controversy
Will Distract from Film's Goal

NEW YORK — Vanessa
Redgrave's starring tole in
a CBS drama on Auschwitz,
scheduled for broadcast on
Tuesday, will "distract pub-
lic attention from the film's
commendable, original
goal, which was to illumi-
nate one episode in the
monumental tragedy of the
Holocaust," the Anti-
Defamation League of Bnai
Brith said.
Miss Redgrave, an out-
spoken supporter of Pales-
tinian terrorists, plays the
role of a Jewish survivor in
the made-for-television
film, "Playing for Time."
Written by playwright Ar-
thur Mille, it is based on the
memoirs of Fania Fenelon,
a half-Jewish Parisian
woman who escaped death
by playing in the death
camp orchestra.
According to Justin J.
Finger, director of ADL's
Civil Rights Division, "in-
formed - and thoughtful vie-
wers, particularly those
within the Jewish commu-
nity, will find it impossible
to watch the program with-

RE: VANESSA REDGRAVE

TV Channel 2 has confirmed that it will telecast locally the CBS movie "Playing for
Time."

-

In spite of a public letter by the ZOD Public Affairs Committee signed by a number of
major Jewish organizations in this area, and the thousands of letters and cards sent to
Mr. McBride calling upon TV-2 not to air this program, - thus emphasizing the channel's
insensitivity to the strong feelings of many in the Jewish community.

Those who believe that Vanessa Redgrave's playing the part of Fania Fenelon, who
was forced to play in the Auschwitz orchestra while watching thousands of fellow Jews
marching by everyday on the way to the crematoria, is a mockery and an insult to the
victims and survivors of the Holocaust and to the Jewish people asa whole.

The same Ms. Redgrave who denies the right of Jews to have a homeland in Israel
and who, as a matter of fact, calls Zionism a "terrible racism" and who justifies the
terrorism of the PLO and its constant murder of innocent men, women and children as a
justifiable liberation movement of the Palestinians against "Nazi Israel."

Vanessa Redgrave has not changed her views and her actions; she should have
played the role of Leila Khaled, the PLO murderer, not that of the survivor of Auschwitz
and Belsen.

Rabbi Marvin Hier of the Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies has
appealed to Jews not to watch this telecast. There are many in Detroit's Jewish cornmu-
nity who will react in a symbolic way: by turning off Channel 2 on September 30; so as not
to view- the telecast featuring Vanessa Redgrave.

ZOA ACTION GUIDELINE

WHETHER YOUR CONSCIENCE DICTATES A DECISION TO "WATCH OR
TURN OFF" IT IS INCUMBENT ON EACH OF US AS AN EXPRESSION OF
JEWISH SELF RESPECT TO WRITE TO CBS NEW YORK AND CHANNEL 2
TO EXPRESS OUR DISPLEASURE WITH THEIR DISREGARD OF THE
SENSITIVITIES OF SO MANY OF OUR PEOPLE.

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sion, have sponsors not
out being struck and dis-
turbed by the callousness of advertise during the filln,
and have asked Jews to
this casting decision."
Finger emphasized that boycott the TV film.
ADL opposed censorship or
Pressure on the sponsors
blacklisting as "offensive"
was quite successful, ac-
and upholds the right of per- cording to Detroit Free
formers to take any roles Press television critic Mike
regardless of their political
Duffy. He reported that
beliefs.
sponsorship of the air time
"But at the same time,"
was not completed until las
he said, "we find it neces-
week, when CBS reduce
sary to exercise our right the cost of a 30-second ad-
to publicly express our
vertisement from the
dismay at this casting de-
standard $90,000 to
cision which is both an
$30,000-$35,000.
insult and an injury to the
millions of victims of the
Both Duffy and News-
Nazi Holocaust.
week magazine's cover
Some Jewish organiza- story and production itself
tions, including . the and the acting of Miss Red-
Simon Wiesenthal Center grave were excellent.
for Holocaust Studies in A Jewish Telegraphic
Los Angeles; have been Agency preview of the film
involved in - a year-long indicated that it does not
effort to have CBS accurately follow the book it
change its casting' deci- _ is based on.

Carrington Tries to Quell
Unrest Among British Jews

LONDON (JTA) —
Foreign Secretary Lord
Carrington intervened per-
sonally last week in a bid to
quell the Anglo-Jewish
community's disquiet over
Britain's and Western
Europe's policy on the Mid-
dle East.
Addressing a crowded
meeting of the Board of De-
puties of. British Jews, he
sought to counter Jewish
fears that Britain was un-
dermining Israel's security
by encouraging the Pales-
tine Liberation Organiza-
tion and that it was suc-
cumbing to Arab economic
pressures.
The pregs was excluded
from the meeting but a
press conference im-
mediately afterwards was
held by Carrington who told
the Jewish Telegraphic
Agency that Britain "fully
understands Israel's anx-
iety over security."
He denied that the Ven-
ice declaration issued in
June by the nine Euro-
pean Economic Commu-
nity states, to which Brit-
ain subscribes, was a
pro-Arab document. The
declaration was "even-
handed" and its basis
was that the Palestinians
must recognize Israel in
secure borders and that
"Israel must recognize
the rights of the Palesti-
nians," Carrington said.
These two conditions
were "basic to any possi-
ble solution," he noted.
Europe alone could not
solve the problem and it was
essential that the United
States should also be in-
volved, he added. Britain
was also "utterly opposed"
to suggestions that Israel
should be expelled from the
United Nations.
Commenting on his meet-
ing with Jewish communal
leaders, he admitted that he
had failed to eliminate their
suspicions of British policy,
but added that "not every-
body in the hall had dis-
agreed."
However, Greville Jan-

ner, the Board's president,
said Carrington had failed
to alter the Board's general
feelings, even though this
was the first time that a
British Foreign Secretary
had ever addressed the
leadership of the Jewish
community.
Defending the EEC's call
for the PLO to be included in
negotiations, he said the
PLO represented "a very
large body of Palestinians"
and attributed its ex-
tremism to the Palesti-
nians' long frustration. Is-
rael should look at the many
examples of decolonization
in the British Empire in-
volving former terrorist
bodies, he added.

Koussevitsky
Award Winner

NEW YORK — The Or-
chestra of Our Time's re-
cording of Lucia Dlugos-
zewski's "Fire Fragile
Flight," conducted by . Joel
Thorne, a native of Pontiac,
won this year's Kous-
sevitsky International Re-
cord Award. The record was
chosen by an international_
panel of 40 record critics
from Europe, America and
the Orient.
The award was estab-
lished in the 1950s by the
late Serge Koussevitsky,
former conductor of the Is-
rael Philharmonic, to help
living composers and pro-
mote the recording of orch-
estral music.

Difficult to Rule •

TEL AVIV (ZINS) — The
Labor Party's Davar news-
paper has published an arti-
cle by Likud opponent Prof.
Shevach Weiss which said
that any party in control of
Israel's government will
have problems governing
the country.
He wrote that the gov-
ernment of Israel has diffi-
culties in governing be-
cause of its very nature and
the geo-political and eco- -
nomic conditions.

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