By Jonathan Hoffman
April 2, 2012
Some of the other nations represented will be China, Russia, Turkey, 'Palestine', Vietnam, Azerbaijan, Oman, Armenia and Tunisia. Is there one among these with hands cleaner than Israel's? I don't need to remind you of the human rights abuses perpetrated by each and every one of these countries.
But here's the kicker: The person who was most instrumental, who initiated and worked tirelessly to give the Globe Theatre its second life was Sam Wanamaker, the Jewish American actor who was forced to leave the United States to find work in London as a result of being blacklisted from Hollywood during the McCarthy reign of terror. Sadly, he died a few years before seeing the new theatre fully built, but I would like to imagine that he would be very disgusted with this new witchhunt stigmatizing the only Jewish nation.
Churchill (who wrote the antisemitic tract "Seven Jewish Children" and is a PSC Patron), Margolyes, Miller and Sayle are usual suspects - as is the obnoxious Mike Leigh.
Most of the other luvvies who signed the letter in Friday's Guardian appear to be nonentities....