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Syria Bans Danny Kaye Film; Considers Him As Being Pro-israel

August 1, 1956
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A report from Damascus said today that Syria has banned movies starring Danny Kaye because the Hollywood actor has carried on pro-Israeli activities in the United States and Israel. Mr. Kaye recently visited Israel as part of a world tour on behalf of the United Nations International Children’s Fund.

The Syrian officials said an inter-Arab ban on Mr. Kaye’s films now was under consideration. They added that a Damascus theater had cancelled a showing of the actor’s film “Up in Arms” in compliance with the government ban.

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