Ac­tors back Pales­tini­ans

The Jewish Chronicle - - HOME NEWS - BY JENNI FRAZER, NEWS ED­I­TOR

THREE PROM­I­NENT Jews in the creative arts — ac­tress Miriam Mar­golyes, writer and film-maker Mike Leigh, and writer and ac­tor Stephen Fry — are to spearhead a new cam­paign to be launched next week in West­min­ster which aims to present the Pales­tinian view­point in the year of the 40th an­niver­sary of the Six Day War.

Call­ing it­self the ENOUGH! coali­tion, the cam­paign’s spon­sors in­clude the Pales­tine Sol­i­dar­ity Cam­paign, the Mus­lim Pub­lic Af­fairs Com­mit­tee, Jews for Jus­tice for Pales­tini­ans and the Jewish So­cial­ists’ Group.

Ms Mar­golyes, in­ter­viewed in this week’s JC, said she felt “pas­sion­ately” about the is­sue. She said: “Un­less Arabs see us as peo­ple, they will go on killing us — and I can’t blame them for that. I do not know what else they can do, what other way they can achieve any sort of po­lit­i­cal vi­a­bil­ity as a na­tion.”

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