Besides Emma Watson, ‘Harry Potter’ stars support Palestine
Emma Watson has driven the world attention towards the Palestinian issues after she uploaded a pro-Palestinian post on her Instagram page which has 64+ million followers
She is not the only celebrity who announced her support for Palestine; many celebrities have utilized their voices beside her on social media or taken actions against the pro-Israeli institutions and festivals
Alan Rickman has shown from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by participating in the directing and editing of the screenplay of a theatrical production entitled ‘ My Name Is Rachel Corrie’, about the American activist who murdered by an Israeli soldier in 2003
Joining them, Mariam Margolyes has boycotted the Israeli state-funded cultural institutions. She followed the tactic of boycott against apartheid in South Africa; also she did It again in support of Palestine
Pro-Palestine celebrities preceded Emma Watson in 2021
The year 2021 has witnessed many unexpected attitudes and actions came from celebrities who stood in solidarity with Palestine, especially in May when the Israeli planes had launched airstrikes on the Gaza strip and forced illegal evictions on Palestinians in Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.
Natalie Portman has consistently opposed Israeli policies and criticized Israel for its racist treatment of Palestinians.
In 2018, she rejected the Genesis Prize, in protest of the Netanyahu government, saying “the mistreatment of those suffering from today’s atrocities is simply not in line with my Jewish values.”
American actress Susan Sarandon had repeatedly announced her support for The Palestinian cause on many occasions through her Twitter
The actress was also among over one hundred celebrities that condemned Israel’s designation of 6 Palestinian human rights groups as “terrorist organizations” in an open letter in November, along with Tilda Swinton, Richard Gere, Simon Pegg, and Mark Ruffalo.