H/T to Jonathan Sacerdoti, of the Institute for Middle Eastern Democracy, who wrote the letter in the Guardian posted below.
To read some background on the Guardian’s coverage of shameful efforts by UK artists to bar the Israeli national theater company from performing at the Globe in London (as part of next month’s Cultural Olympiad event) read here, here, here and here.
Briefly, a letter signed by 37 leading actors, directors, producers and writers – including Emma Thompson, Mike Leigh and Mark Rylance – published in the Guardian last week, called for the invitation to be withdrawn because Habima had performed in Israeli settlements.
The following letter was published in the Guardian on April 10th.
- Emma Thompson backs Israel boycott for Shakespeare festival (thejc.com)
- Theatre ban ‘like Nazi book burning’ say West End stars (thejc.com)
- Freedom’s varieties (thejc.com)