Actor Cynthia Nixon, NY Governor Hopeful, attacked over Israel Boycott

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A leading pro-Israel activist is attempting to derail an American actor’s bid to become the governor of New York over her support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel.

Cynthia Nixon, one of the stars of the “Sex and the City” television series and movies, announced on Monday that she is planning to run for governor of New York. Her decision was met with a Twitter outburst by high-profile attorney and Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, who denounced Nixon as a “bigot” for supporting an artist who refused to perform in the West Bank settlement of Ariel.

Dershowitz, who is the author of “The Case for Israel” and one of Israel’s loudest voices in America took aim at Nixon for backing Israeli actors refusing to perform in illegal settlements. Nixon’s name was just one amongst 150 American and Israeli actors, writers, directors and artists to support the 2010 campaign organised by Jewish Voice for Peace, which endorses the BDS movement. Its backing of the boycott of Israel has earned the progressive Jewish organisation a place on Israel’s BDS blacklist.

In his tirade, Dershowitz denounced Nixon as a “collaborator with Israel haters Jewish Voice for Peace and Vanessa Redgrave in boycotting Israel.” He encouraged New Yorkers to “not support her bigotry.” In a separate tweet Dershowitz remarked: “If you’re anti-Israel, Nixon’s your candidate.”

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7 Responses

  1. Isn’t Dershowitz the former defense lawyer who endorses state sponsored torture?

    I’ve ignored his ‘opinions’ after that one.

  2. Well Israel and its cronies are confident. They bomb other countries, passing laws disenfranchising Palestinians/Arabs, ignore UN resolutions and international laws regarding return of refugees and get money from us despite our being in a deficit… they recently sought to ban a movie from showing in France (Foxtrot) at a Festival.
    boycotting Israel should be a no-brainer

  3. He also said that Trump did not collude with Russia, without seeing any of the facts Mueller has in hand.

  4. How dare Israelis protest against their own nation’s violation of well-known international law?

  5. Hothead radical apologists for Israel, right or wrong, like Dershowitz, will be the end of the country’s limited democracy, traded off for criminally-obtained land: people who love Israel to death.

  6. Between aides being prosecuted for corruption, looking the other way while Christie made the Port authority ( Joint management NY & NJ) part of his political machine at a cost to NY residents, his complicity in supporting rethuglican coup in legislature by supporting liars running as D’s while giving the R’s control, spying on BLM and Occupy, and other failures to numerous to mention cuomo should be consigned to the ranks of the forceably retired and criminal investigations.
    His father is probably spinning in his grave over the betrayal of his core principles in the name of expediency and profit.

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