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Hollywood’s Silence on Israel


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/opinion/article/hollywoods_silence_on_israel_20021011

Is there an issues that some Hollywood star -- director, producer, actor actress -- has not publicly commented on? It's hard to name one. Producer-director Rob Reiner has devoted years to imposing onerous taxes on poor people who smoke and to putting perhaps half of California's cigar and pipe stores out of business. Barbra Streisand has devoted yeoman efforts to promoting leftist causes (sometimes with malice, as in her recent letter to House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt in which she writes that "industries, run by big Republican donors and insiders, clearly have much to gain if we go to war against Iraq"). Ed Asner has devoted much of his life to defending leftist tyrannies.

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