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(photo credit: Associated Press)
More than 150 film and theater artists have signed a letter of support for Israeli actors who refused to perform in the West Bank city of Ariel, a dovish US Jewish group said Monday.
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slams artists, academics over Ariel boycott
The names on the letter include Oscar-winning actress Vanessa Redgrave, Cynthia Nixon of "Sex and the City" and playwright Tony Kushner. It was organized by the Jewish Voice for Peace.
A group of actors sparked a vocal debate in Israel last month when they
said they would refuse to perform at a new theater in Ariel, in protest
of Israel's "occupation" of the West Bank.
The actors' boycott drew support from a group of 150 Israeli academics
and dozens of authors, including well-known writers Amos Oz and David