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London's Jewish Chronicle Edits A Letter On Zionist Collaboration With Eichmann
: London's Jewish Chronicle Edits A Letter On Zionist Collaboration With EichmannBy
: Lenni Brenner Date of issue
26 November 2006Topic(s) addressed
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The announcement by the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign that it will stage January performances of Jim Allen's celebrated 1987 anti-Zionist play, "Perdition," triggered off enraged response by the British Jewish establishment.
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According to the November 10th Jewish Chronicle, Scottish Council of Jewish Communities director Ephraim Borowski condemned the play as "a deliberate insult to all who perished."
Since the Chronicle cited my book, "Zionism in the Age of the Dictators," as inspiring Allen, and I will accompany the performances with a lecture on Zionist collaboration, I sent in a letter defending his play. The JC warns writers that their epistles "may be edited for length and clarity," and indeed it cut up my note. But this is only adding to the controversy.
Below is my letter, with the Chronicle's cuts in caps, followed by an explanation of the significance of the paper's deletions.