Books & Films

We reviews books in print and audio format, especially books about the Middle East or Middle East related topics and issues. This category also includes reviews and columns about movies, films, entertainment and more. You can send books and DVDs for review to: Ray Hanania, PO Box 2127, Orland Park, IL., 60462

A very special Oscar Night

As a young man, I was inspired to activism by Vanessa Redgrave who stood up to the bullying of the pro-Israel activists at the Academy Awards in 1978 for her 1977 documentary The Palestinians. Redgrave was a hero who stood up to the Jewish Defense League and the pro-Israel racist producer Paddy Chayefsky who brought the Academy Awards to a crescendo of hatred that year on national TV.