Australian group alleges TV series is anti-Semitic

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January 10, 2012 18:53

 
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An Australian Jewish umbrella group filed a complaint to an Australian broadcaster Tuesday over its role in producing "The Promise," a British television series the group says perpetuates anti-Semitic stereotypes.

In a letter to Australian broadcaster SBS, The Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) wrote that the series "promotes, endorses and reinforces demeaning stereotypes about Jews as a group," adding that all of of the main Jewish characters are portrayed negatively. "They are cast as variously cruel, violent, hateful, ruthless, unfeeling, amoral, treacherous, racist and/or hypocritical.”

The four-part series portrays a British girl's exploration of her grandfather's role as an officer in British Mandatory Palestine.

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