DAVID CLENNON, djjc123 at earthlink.net
Clennon has been an actor in the U.S. film and television industry for more than 40 years. Recently he was invited to audition for a television series. He declined and wrote an op-ed for Truthout explaining his decision: “I Said No to a Netflix Series Audition Because I Support Palestinian Rights.”
He writes: “I decided to do a little research in the Hollywood trade papers, and discovered that ‘Sycamore’ had to be the new working title of a series announced in 2018 as ‘Hit and Run.’ It was further revealed that ‘Sycamore/Hit and Run’ will be a co-production of U.S. and Israeli companies. Two of the creative executive producers of the new series, Avi Issacharoff and Lior Raz, are also the creator-producers of the Israeli Netflix series ‘Fauda,’ an action-adventure drama set in Israel and the Occupied Territories. I was aware that the show had been criticized for its portrayal of Palestinians and for its tendency to justify Israel’s human rights abuses.