The protest against the Globe Theatre’s invitation to
Habima, Israel’s National Theatre
, to perform at this summer’s international
Olympic Shaespeare festival has gained heavywieight support.

Leading actors and directors including David Calder, Trevor Griffiths,
Jonathan Miller, Mark Rylance, Emma Thompson and Harriet Walter signed
an open
letter published in the Guardian
on 30 March.

Read the signatories’ press release
a cultural boycott of Israel is justified
– New Statesman: Ben
White on the Habima call and the reactions
refute ‘Nazi’ slurs over Israeli theatre protest
– letter in the
Jewish Chronicle
Theatre from Palestine call for cancellation of Habima invitation
after their Globe performance
– video of post prefoemance discussion