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January 05, 1990 - Image 30

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1990-01-05

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 1990

our weeks ago, Walter
Goodman, a New York
Times television critic,
charged that the Public
Broadcasting System had
applied a more lenient stan-
dard toward a film that por-
trayed the Israeli side of the
intifada than it had toward
one that showed the Palesti-
nian side. Now, in a letter
published in the Times, two
executives of WNET, the
New York PBS affiliate,
refute Goodman's accusa-
tions.
"A Search for Solid
Ground," which will be aired
Jan. 16 (10 p.m., WTVS Ch.
56 in Detroit), will be
packaged differently than
"Days of Rage," a pro-
Palestinian film broadcast
in September, not to appease
Jewish viewers, as Goodman
had charged, but because "it
is a different film."
This response to Goodman
came from Arnold Labaton,
WNET's senior vice presi-
dent, and Richard Hutton,
the station's director of
public affairs programming.
"Solid Ground" will be
followed by a 30-minute
panel discussion about pro-
posals for peace in the Mid-
dle East; "Days of Rage"
was surrounded by two pro-
Israeli mini-documentaries
and a panel discussion that
was critical of the film.

"The kind and amount of
packaging a film receives is
determined by the film
itself," wrote the TV exec-
utives, "not by how another
film may have been packag-
ed."
The executives also said
that although Israel's
counsel general in New York
had helped arrange financ-

ing for "Solid Ground," this
did not compromise the
film's integrity.
"Networking is a standard
industry practice," they
wrote, "that all independent
filmmakers rely on to find
funds. If they were required
to forgo their contacts, few
independent programs
would ever be produced."

Do Foreigners
Control Israel's Media?

For years, according to an
article by Leon Hadar in
Columbia Journalism
Review, the "Leftist Mafia"
— Israel's left-leaning press
—has been snapping at the
heels of several successive
right-wing governments.
Now, with several of these
journals financially
unsteady and after many
efforts by the Likud Party to
intimidate them, a few are
being fought over by foreign
businessmen, most of whom
support Likud's conser-
vative policies.
Among those papers in
which foreigners have in-
vested are:
• The ultra-liberal
Ha'olam Ha'zeh. Half of the
paper's stock was sold re-
cently to a former Israeli,
Arie Genger, who had struck
it rich in America. Genger is
a close friend of Ariel
Sharon, who had been de-
nounced in Ha'olam Ha'zeh

editorials as Public Enemy
Number One.
"It was," wrote Hadar, "as
though a business and polit-
ical partner of Senator Jesse
Helms or Pat Robertson
were to purchase a half in-
terest in The Nation, say, or
Mother Jones."
• The more moderate,
English-language Jerusalem
Post. Until recently, the
paper was owned by a sub-
sidiary of the Labor-
controlled trade union, the
Histradut. When the sub-
sidiary faced a financial
crisis this year, it decided to
sell 55 percent of the paper's
stock. The 14 bidders for the
paper included U.S. News
and World Report publisher,
Mortimer Zuckerman;
British press tycoon Robert
Maxwell, an ally of Ariel
Sharon; and David Radler,
president of a Canadian-
based newspaper chain.
Radler won. 111

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