Professor Rachel Giora of Tel Aviv University has written about how boycott activities, and in particular cultural boycott activities are affecting the genaral Israeli population as well as its leaders,

But not just heads of state and officers are experiencing the loss of Israel’s legitimacy as a state among nations. Israeli citizens are now exposed to it on a daily basis. Probably more than anything else, it is the cultural boycott that has captured the minds of Israelis. No discourse about shows or no-shows can avoid mentioning “cancellation”. The dominant metaphor referring to the great number of cancellations is “deluge”.

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