Friday, February 24

Vanessa Redgrave's anti-Zionist Oscar Speech

I have already expressed the way I feel about Vanessa Redgrave in other posts. As we are in times of Oscar I would like to remember her speech at the 1978's Oscar ceremony award:
"I salute you, I pay tribute to you and I think you should be very  proud that in the last few weeks you stood firm and you have refused to be intimidated by the threats of a small bunch of Zionist hoodlums  whose behavior is an insult to the stature of Jews all over the world and to their great and heroic record of struggle against fascism and oppression and I  to you that I will continue to fight against anti-semitism and facism." 
While she was doing this speech the Zionists hoodlums were burning her effigy at the stadium park.
Vanessa received the award for her movie "Julia", that was based on Lilian Hellman's novel "Pentimento", telling the story of a woman who helped Jews escape the Nazism.

At the same year Vanessa had produced and bankrolled a documentary "The Palestinians" that praised  PLO and condemned Zionism. The documentary caused anger which explains the Zionists hoodlums.

At the left video proves that she kept her promise of fighting fascism.

"I came to see that human rights and human rights law is the only basis for creating a world that my children, your children, our grandchildren can live in."
Vanessa Redgrave

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