Tel Aviv Actors’ Troupe Sentenced for Satire on British Official
Menu JTA Search

Tel Aviv Actors’ Troupe Sentenced for Satire on British Official

Download PDF for this date

The entire troupe of the Hebrew theatre Matetea of Tel Aviv was tried and sentenced to one month imprisonment or the payment of £50 fine for presenting a satirical sketch in which a British police official was caricatured.

The sketch dealt with Jerusalem Police Inspector Duff, who had become extremely unpopular among the Jewish population of Palestine since his action at the Wailing Wall on Yom Kippur when he ordered the removal of the screen separating men and women worshippers. Other inconsiderate actions ascribed to his orders added to his unpopularity.

The Official Gazette of the Palestine government published an order yesterday confirming previous reports that Duff is being removed from his Jerusalem post to supervise a company of prison laborers.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund