A Palestinian activist has challenged US TV network NBC over a show being set largely in Jerusalem, in a face-to-face conversation with the leading actor, Jason Isaacs.
Isaacs posted this image of himself on set on his own Instagram account
Dig, to be shown on NBCUniversal’s cable network USA in the autumn, has generated strong protests from Palestinians who see it is as part of Israel’s effort to consolidate its control and advance the Judaization of the militarily occupied city.
Harry Potter star Isaacs spoke last week to a Jerusalem resident, known to readers of The Electronic Intifada as “Zalameh”, who visited the set.
According to Zalameh, Isaacs “was very receptive to talk to me and he had an immediate smile.” Isaacs said he had read all of the letters about the issue very carefully and intended to issue a reply.
He also told Zalameh that he had been approached by Miriam Margolyes, the British actor who is a strong supporter of BDS.
But Isaacs also said, according to Zalameh, “I don’t support BDS” – an indication that the actor is nonetheless fully aware of the movement.
Read Electronic Intifada’s full report about the encounter here.
Palestinians protest in the Jerusalem neighbourhood of Silwan, where Palestinian houses are threatened to be demolished by the city’s municipality. (Photo: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images)
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Our friends in the US organisation Jewish Voice for Peace have produced a short video for Chanukah celebrating, as they put it “Gratitude for your courage to speak the truth. Gratitude for your commitment to creating a world in which all people are valued. And gratitude that we are doing this difficult and life-affirming work together.”
Click here to view. You may need to speed through an annoying advertisement first.
JVP’s work in support of Palestine is often remarkable. See this earlier video which uses animation to explain the origins of the ongoing injustices.