Jewish actress Maureen Lipman in race row over film about Israeli PM

The latest politically correct row in the acting profession has come from an unexpected quarter.  In issue 96 of H&D, a professional actor and longstanding racial nationalist using the pseudonym ‘Jack Antonio’ wrote about the insidious development of colour-blind casting in an article titled ‘Fade to Black – The darkening of our screens and its part in the theft of our past and our future’.

The reason he had to use a pseudonym is that publicly expressing such views would instantly have ended his stage and screen career, since he would be damned as a ‘racist’.

Yet this week one of Britain’s most instantly recognisable Jewish actresses has expressed equivalent views, objecting to a non-Jewess – Helen Mirren – being cast as former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir.

The 1990s Disney version of fairytale ‘Cinderella’ was a prime example of ‘colour-blind’ casting’s absurdity, but didn’t offend Ms Lipman

Maureen Lipman has a long record of outspoken political activism in support of what she sees as Jewish and Zionist interests, and has regularly used newspaper columns for this purpose.  In 2005 she used her Guardian column to attack historian David Irving, and described H&D writer Lady Michèle Renouf as “a well-known racist”.

Is Ms Lipman now indulging in her own ‘racism’ at the expense of a fellow actress?

If so, she might be surprised by the stranger than fiction story of Helen Mirren’s gentile family and its curious connections with secret Jewish history in the mid-20th century.

Just a day after discovering a secret story of Zionist subversion that led to Jews being banned from recruitment to British intelligence, H&D’s Peter Rushton has been sent back to the archives to tell the true family story of Helen Mirren.

Click here to read – Spies, Crooks and Prime Ministers: strange Zionist connections in the family and career of Helen Mirren

Released after 70 years: the true story of how British intelligence banned Jewish recruits

Seventy years ago a document recording discussions at the highest level of British intelligence was locked away.

This week it was released at the UK National Archives, where H&D‘s Peter Rushton became the first person outside the UK intelligence bureaucracy to read it.

This document forms part of a long-term research project into decades of complex relationships between International Zionism and the British secret state, and H&D readers will learn much more of the historical context and importance of these discoveries later this year.

But we thought it important to publish analysis of this new document as soon as possible: so click here to read Peter Rushton’s article ‘Anti-semitism’ or duty? British intelligence and the secret banning of Jews.

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