These Are the 100 Actors and Musicians Boycotting Israel

Sadly, there’s a handful of beloved top actors and musicians on this list.

Via Times of Israel:

Over 100 artists have written an open letter in support of New Zealand pop singer Lorde, after she was denounced as a “bigot” by an American rabbi for canceling a show in Israel.

The 21-year-old singer said last week she would be pulling out of a June 5 Tel Aviv concert, according to the Israeli promoter. The move drew scads of criticism in Israel that she had caved to pressure from the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement.

In the letter published Friday by the Guardian, the artists condemned US celebrity rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s full page Washington Post advertisement published earlier in the week, in which he called Lorde a Jew-hating “bigot” and a hypocrite on human rights issues.

A list of the actors and musicians that signed the letter can be seen here:

Tubde Adebimpe Musician
Adjoa Andoh Actor
Julie Christie Actor
Caryl Churchill Playwright
Dominic Cooke Director
Kia Corthron Playwright
Molly Crabapple Artist
John Cusack Actor
Cherien Dabis Film and TV director
William Dalrymple Writer
Angela Davis Writer
David Edgar Playwright
Brian Eno Musician
Eve Ensler Playwright
Shepard Fairey Artist
Bella Freud Designer
Peter Gabriel Musician
Lisa Gerrard Composer
Tom Gilroy Director
David Gray Musician
Kathleen Hanna Musician
AL Kennedy Writer
Jonathan Kent Opera and theatre director
Hari Kunzru Writer
Talib Kweli Musician
David Lan Artistic director, Young Vic
Ken Loach Film director
Miriam Margolyes Actor
Yann Martel Writer
Emel Mathlouthi Musician
Viggo Mortensen Actor
Tom Morello Musician
David Morrissey Actor
Peter Mullan Actor
Maxine Peake Actor
Jocelyn Pook Composer
Mark Ruffalo Actor
Alexei Sayle Comedian
James Schamus Screenwriter
Gillian Slovo Writer
Ahdaf Soueif Writer
Juliet Stevenson Actor
Alice Walker Writer
Roger Waters Musician
Benjamin Zephaniah Poet
and 56 others full list at