Vanessa Redgrave: Still hating after all these years
by Ben Cohen
August 31, 2018
…In 1978, Redgrave won a best supporting actress Oscar for her role in “Julia,” a searing drama about resistance to the Nazis during the Second World War…During her acceptance speech, Redgrave saluted the audience for having “refused to be intimidated by the threat 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.”…In subsequent years, Redgrave was to claim that her statement had cost her several starring roles—an intimation that “Zionist hoodlums” were also running movie studios. She never expressed regret.” READ MORE
JTA Vanessa Redgrave unapologetic about 40-year-old ‘Zionist hoodlums’ remark Vanessa Redgrave is unapologetic for referring to “Zionist hoodlums” during her Academy Award acceptance speech 40 years ago.