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Q&A with showbiz power broker Irv Weintraub:  Why doesn’t Hollywood give Jewish?

" . . . There are many in Hollywood who don't want to be identified with the complexities that surround the state of Israel . . ."

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/hollywood_jew/article/qampa_with_showbiz_power_broker_irv_weintraub_why_doesnt_hollywood_give_jew

" . . . We have one thing that's not happening now that happened then, which was the memory of the Holocaust. We are 50-plus years removed. The urgency that existed then doesn't exist today. The Federation campaign did better with Lou Wasserman -- people didn't tell him no. There isn't that iconic person like Lou who is willing to be identified publicly with their Judaism . . ."

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