In a matter of days, both famous British women have come out strongly against the boycott movement.
The Times of Israel.
J. K. Rowling defended her opposition to a cultural boycott of Israel with an analogy from her “Harry Potter” book series.
The author has faced backlash since joining 150 prominent British figures in signing an open letter, published in The Guardian last week, that endorsed cultural engagement with Israel rather than a cultural boycott, as a way to promote peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
Helen Mirren on Israel boycott: ‘It’s the craziest idea’ as told to Raoul Wootliff for The Times of Israel
British actress Helen Mirren spoke out against the cultural boycott of Israel on Wednesday upon being honored at the 29th Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles, California.
Talking to press before the ceremony, the Academy Award winner described the campaign to boycott Israeli through cutting off cultural ties as “a really bad idea.”