Hail JK Rowling and Hershel Potter

She came out publicly in the Guardian against the BDS.

Perhaps most interesting is the list of people who HAVE put themselves on the record in the British Guardian Newspaper as supporting the BDS. What I found fascinating is that they all seem to be tree hugging writers, artists, film makers,poets, directors. There seem to be few if any scientists or people with that bent of mind. What does that tell you? Here they are. JK Rowling signed onto this group.

Mark Aaron designer, artist, composer
May Abdalla documentary filmmaker
Hanan Abdalla documentary filmmaker
Khalid Abdalla actor, filmmaker
Hassan Abdulrazzak playwright/screenwriter
Leo Abrahams producer
Tom Adams musician
Martin Adams printmaker sculptor
Beverley Adams Stack artistic director Faceless Arts
Susanne Adebayo playwright, actor, director, producer, teacher
Olugbenga Adelekan dj/producer
Joseph Adesunloye director
Zahra Ahmadi actor
Raisah Ahmed writer/director
Rizwan Ahmed actor
Mediah Ahmed playwright
Peter Ahrends architect
Hamja Ahsan artist / curator
Akkas Al-Ali director
Hanan Al-Shaykh, writer
Catherine Alexander director, teacher
Kirsty Alexander dance artist and curator
Jane Alexander singer
Clem Alford musician
Seif Alhasani designer
Tariq Ali writer, film / television / broadcaster
Zulfqar Ali art consultant
Khyam Allami musician/composer
Candace Allen writer
Deniz Allport librarian story-teller
Will Alsop OBE architect
Tayo Aluko writer, actor, singer
David Ambrose storyteller, festival organiser
Chiara Ambrosio filmmaker, visual artist
Amir Amirani filmmaker
Tahmima Anam novelist
Anthony Anaxagorou poet
Adjoa Andoh actor
Ben Annesley artist
Charlotte Anstey ceramic artist
Alexander Anthony journalist
Frankie Armstrong singer, voice teacher Anti-Capitalist Roadshow
Barby Asante artist and curator
Richard Ashcroft musician
Simon Ashdown film composer, music producer
Oreet Ashery artist, visiting professor
Adeeb Ashfaq artist
Peter Ashlock artist, writer
Kevin Atherton artist
Jean Atkin poet
Tim Atkins poet
Ed Atkins artist
Anne-Marie Atkinson artist
Diane Atkinson writer
Liane Aukin scripts, drama
Franko B artist
Lekan Babalola artist
Ben Bailes lighting designer
Giles Bailey artist/lecturer
Roy Bailey folk singer
Una Baines songwriter/musician
Richard Olatunde Baker percussion
Syd Baker singer/songwriter
Patrick Baladi actor
Jayne Baldwin author
Nigel Ball design lecturer
Sue Ball producer
Steven Ball artist, academic
Nadia Ballan sculptor
Alison Ballance artist
Paul Ballard poet WAVE
Ben Ballin theatre / performance in education worker
Debbie Ballin producer/director
Nathalie Banaigs artist
Tom Bancroft musician
Ros Barber writer
Shahidha Bari teacher
Chris Barlas writer/presenter
Phyllida Barlow artist
James Barrett producer
Richard Barrett composer
Neil Bartlett author and director
Jeanie Barton musician
Linda Bassett actor
Max Batty designer
Samirah Baurtally arts marketing
Stephen Bean photographer
Oliver Beck writer, artist
Sarah Beddington artist
Cezary Bednarski architect/designer
Saleha Begum poet
Henry Bell writer
Jono Bell singer songwriter Jono & The Uke Dealers
Emilia Benjamin musician
Ishia Bennison actor
Paul Bennun executive, games and interactive
Dzifa Benson artist
Lina Bentley tutor
John Berger writer, artist and critic
Josephine Berry Slater writer and lecturer
Alessandra Bettolo architect, designer
Kavita Bhanot writer, teacher, editor
Aleksandra Bilic producer
Alice Birch writer
Norman Bissell writer
Brighid Black artist and writer
Joan Blackburn singer, songwriter, musician, event organiser
Bernard Blake musician
Kelvin Bland chartered architect
Nicholas Blincoe writer
Penni Blythe musician
Russell Bolam director
Sean Bonney poet
Leah Borromeo journalist/filmmaker
Bette Bourne actor
Michael Bovo classical guitarist
Charlie Boyer musician
Susan Bradburn agent and promoter
Paul Bradshaw curator / journalist / publisher
Andrea Brady poet, publisher and academic
Michael Bravo singer/songwriter Magic Sufi
Louis Brehony musician Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism!
Lindsay Bremner director of architectural research
Brid Brennan actor
Haim Bresheeth filmmaker
Victoria Brittain writer
Nicholas Broadhurst opera director
Sheena Brobbey digital designer
Scott Bronstein writer
Lez Brotherston designer
Mark Brown theatre / performance critic (scotland)
Ray Brown writer director
John William Brown artist, poet, performer, dramatist
Patricia Bryden former teacher, literature/
Pavel Buchler artist, research professor in art
Niall Buggy actor
Carrie Bulley musician
Jess Burke musician
Mark Burnhope poet
Michael Burns singer song writer, musician, composer
Ellen Burroughs artist, project coordinator, art educator
Jonathan Burrows choreographer
Margaret Busby writer, publisher
Justin Butcher playwright, director & musician
Brad Butler artist
Daniel Bye writer, performer
Patricia Byrne artistic director Sole Purpose Productions
Amelia Bywater artist
Antonia Caccia director
David Calder actor
Colin Callan sound engineer/producer
Carmen Callil publisher & writer
Stuart Calton composer
Ramiro Camelo independent curator
Hazel Cameron writer
Allan Cameron author
Leigh Campbell screenwriter
Ray Campbell comedian, lecturer
Dave Campbell artist
Sophie Carapetian artist
Razanne Carmey writer and director
Hayley Carmichael actor
Ele Carpenter curator
John Carruthers tour manager / events manager
Martin Carter visual artist Lawrence Street Workshops
Anna Carteret actress
Maude Casey writer
Lucy Cash artist/filmmaker
Rob Castro musician
Dean Cavanagh screenwriter
Julia Cazorla practitioner/writer
Jonathan Chadwick director, writer
Lula Chapman artist/illustrator
Tchaik Chassay architect, designer
cris cheek poet
Tarik Cherkaoui music producer/dj
Anna Chetwynd architect
Danny Chivers performance poet
Taghrid Choucair-Vizoso performer
Julie Christie actor
Ian Christie curator & cultural historian
Dominic Christie muralist
Caryl Churchill playwright
Ansell Cizic artist
Ami Clarke artist, facilitator, teacher
David Clinch musician
Jarvis Cocker musician
Norma Cohen actor
Will Coles sculptor
David Collins artist, teacher
Nick Collins filmmaker
Steve Conlan photographer
Kris Connolly artist
Paule Constable lighting designer
Feimatta Conteh theatre / performance sustainability manager
Fraser Cook artist
Dominic Cooke CBE director & playwright
Dee Coombes singer
Eliane Correa composer & pianist
George Costigan actor
Tony Coult teacher and writer
Joseph Coward artist
Paula Cox artist/printmaker
Ailsa Cox writer, lecturer
Donna Coyle artist
Sacha Craddock critic, writer and curator
Jacob Crichlow singer / songwriter
Felix Cross composer, writer, director
Ruth Cross artist Cross Collaborations
Tim Crouch theatre / performancemaker
Greg Cullen playwright/artistic director
Darren Cullen artist Spelling Mistakes Cost Lives
Keira Cullinane photographer
Liam Cunningham actor
Tracey Curtis songwriter
Ryan D’Souza technologist
Selma Dabbagh author
Andreas Daegelow painter, activist
Tariq Dajani photographer
Zeyad Dajani artist
Urszula Dajerling studio manager / visual director
William Dalrymple writer and historian
Dan Dan Blackett musician Landshapes
Jon Daniel designer
Jill Daniels filmmaker
Isa Darby singer, songwriter and author Cynical Renegade (band)
Lauren Dark producer
Colin Darke artist
Michael Darlow writer and retired tv director producer
Paula Darwish vocalist, musician, composer
Jareh Das curatorial
Rana Dasgupta author
Phil Davey author
Emma Davie director
Molly Davies playwright
Sam Davies musician
Ross Kristian Davis musician
April De Angelis playwright
Daniela De Armas artist/musician
Josephine de Kerpel artist
Pia de Keyser actor
Andy De La Tour actor and writer
Teresa De Miguel artist
Hans de Winter artist
Stephanie De-Sykes artist/musician
Barry Dean artist
Tam Dean Burn actor, vocalist, theatre / performancemaker
Janie Dee actor
Daniela Delerci dancer
Pucci Dellanno musician and promoter
Ivor Dembina writer and performer
Shane Dempsey director Fragments
Anne Dennis director, writer
Natalja Derendiajeva theatre / performance administrator, arcola energy
Neil Devlin choir member
Sam Dexter textile artist
Morag Deyes artistic director
Leena Dhingra actor, writer
Elaine di Campo vocalist Ultra Vinyl
Josephine Dickinson poet
Hope Dickson Leach writer / director
Veronica Diesen arts organiser, lecturer and writer in art theory and philosophy.
Stephen Dillane actor
– Dizraeli rapper & musician
Christine Dobbin artist, illustrator
Roy Dodds musician
Elyse Dodgson MBE international theatre / performance director
Audrey Doherty performance artist & fashion designer Casbah Cafe Community Arts & Cultural Events Ltd.
Eoin Donnelly artist
Phil Dooley musician
Noel Douglas artist, designer
Noel Douglas artist, designer, senior lecturer
Corin Douieb dj and producer
Ed Dowie performer/composer
Alison Down writer
Aidan Doyle painter
Laurence Dreyfus chamber musician Phantasm Viol Consort
Carol Drinkwater writer/actress/filmmaker
Han Duijvendak director/producer
Nicholas Duke musician Trojan Horse
Lawrence Duke musician Trojan Horse
Hugh Dunkerley writer
Dempsey Dunkley-Clark artist
Shahnequa Duprey actress
Samantha Dye dancer, teacher, actor
Geoff Dyer writer
Theresa Easton artist
Steven Eastwood artist-filmmaker
Houda Echouafni actor
David Edgar playwright
Essam Edriss artist
Michael Edwards writer & musician LTCC
Corrine Edwards artist
Steve Ehrlicher arts management
Sally El Hosaini filmmaker
Aser El Saqqa curator, producer, arts manager
Suhayla El-Bushra writer
Nancy Elan violinist
Yasmin Elderby film curator and jewellery designer
Kathryn Elkin artist
Inua Ellams artist
Lucy Ellinson actor and theatre / performancemaker
Esther Ruth Elliott actor
Samuel Ellis designer
Hannah Ellul artist
Brian Eno composer
Kodwo Eshun artist The Otolith Group
Samir Eskanda musician
Julian Evans writer
Gareth Evans producer, curator
Amina Evans writer
Bernardine Evaristo writer
Gavin Everall editor, publisher, writer
Allan Ewart artist, screenwriter, music producer
Tom Faire architect Thomas Faire Architects
Isabelle Farah actor
Gareth Farmer teacher
Saeed Taji Farouky director
Angus Farquhar public art, creative director
Marcia Farquhar artist
John Fay writer
Vicky Featherstone artistic director
Yasmin Fedda filmmaker, programmer Highlight Arts
Stella Feehily playwright
Mark Fell artist
Sylvia Ferreira dance artist
Matt ffytche teacher
Sharlaine Fincham arts co-ordinator, teacher
Deborah Findlay actor
Deborah Fink soprano & singing teacher
Sylvia Finzi artist
Annie Firbank actor
Allen Fisher poet and artist
Jean Fisher artist, writer
Rob Flanagan drummer
Christina Fletcher artist
Poppy Flint designer
James Floyd actor
Aminatta Forna writer
William Fowler curator
Naomi Foyle writer
Sarah Frankcom artistic director
John Frankland artist
Sylvie Franquet designer, writer, artist
Olivia Fraser artist
Jane Frere artist
Anna Furse artistic director, athletes of the heart
fermot fynn musician
Penny Gaff artist
Niki Gandy lecturer
Sandra Garbutt choral singer
Francesca Gardiner writer
Nina-Marie Gardner writer
Lynn Gaspard publisher
Dick Gaughan musician
Yolanta Gawlik artist
Carlo Gébler writer
Maggie Gee novelist
Abla George actor
Saadeh George artist
Phil Gerrard actor
Tina Gharavi film director / screenwriter Bridge + Tunnel
Alan Gibbons author
Bob Giles architect, forrmer vice president of riba
Nick Gill playwright and musician
Joy Gilleard artist
Julian Gillespie artist
John Gillet actor, director, teacher, writer
Tracy Gillman artist
Harry Gilonis poet
Murat Gokmen documentary filmmaker
Pauline Goldsmith actor, writer, director, comedian
Sally Goldsmith poet, song and script writer
Jonas Golland composer, drummer
Jake Goode performer/actor/workshop leader Other Half Productions
Mel Gooding writer, curator and critic
Francis Gooding writer
Mary Gordon-Smith artist
Daniel Gorman musician
Richard Gott writer, historian
Orlando Gough composer
Stephen Gouldin sculpture
Tony Graham director
John Graham Davies actor and writer
Paula Stanley Grainger painter
Ellen Graubart painter
Tony Green writer
Bonnie Greer playwright, author
Dan Gregory actor
Mark Gregory collector, working songs and poems
Isabel Griffin project manager/artist
Cameron Griffiths musician, performer
Trevor Griffiths playwright
Patrizia Grilli visual artist
Roz Grimshaw teacher
Rebecca Gross composer/singer/community musician
Duncan Gunn architect
Karin Gunnarsson artist
Rahila Gupta writer
Julius Guzy painter
Saleem Haddad author
Mark Haddon author
Tala Hadid writer/director
Hans Haenlein architect
Salim Haidrani author and teacher
Matthew Hamilton literary agent
Omar Robert Hamilton filmmaker
Nathan Hamilton poet and publisher
Nicky Hamlyn artist, lecturer, writer
Kit Hammonds independent curator, senior tutor contemporary art
Robert Hampson professor and poet
William Hanna author
Sandy Harb dj
Rob Harding sculptor
Jeremy Hardy comedian
Laura Harling actress
Sue Harris member of community choir
Barbara Harrison director
Lee Harrison musician
Judith Harry executive director Site Gallery
David Harsent poet
Douglas Hart director
Joshua Hart artist, gallery director
Graham Hastings vocal / production Young Fathers
Mona Hatoum artist
Andrew Hawkins actor/director
David Hawkins visual artist
Mark Haworth-Booth writer
Abe Hayeem architect Architects and Planners for Justice in Palestine
David Hayman actor, director
Danny Hayward writer
Jordan Hayward sound engineer
John Haywood promoter
Malcolm Hecks architect
John Heffernan actor
George Hencken filmmaker
Louis Henderson filmmaker
Janet Henfrey actor
Matthew Herbert musician Accidental Records
Nick Hern publisher
Seán Hewitt poet
Joan Hewitt poet, theatre / performance event organiser, ne people’s assembly
Melvyn Higson guitarist/ukulelist
Laurel Hill producer
Mischa Hiller writer
Nigel Hilton designer/maker
Bhavesh Hindocha film maker Loud Minority
Sam Hoare actor/writer
Wieland Hoban composer —
Peter Hobday actor
John Hodge architecture, artist and filmmaker
Mike Hodges film director
James Holcombe artist technician no.w.here
Rick Holland poet
Rachel Holmes writer
Doug Holton theatre / performancemaker
Lizzie Homersham writer
Gordon Hon artist, writer.
Adrian Hornsby writer
Jacqueline Horswill visual artist
Ian Hough musician
Liam Hourican comedian
Lucille Howe actor & author
Bill Hoyland actor
Daniel Hubbard casting director
Leon Samson Hudson artist
Richard Hughes graffiti artist, web and graphic design
Patrick Hughes artist
Paula Hughes edit assistant
Natalie Hughes writer
Kieran Hurley playwright and theatre / performance maker
Nesreen Hussein lecturer, performance maker
Waris Hussein film, television & theatre / performance director
Richard Hutchinson sound engineer
Amanda Huxtable director
Sarah Hymas poet
Riccardo Iacono artist
Ashley Inglis screenwriter
Alessio Ippolito musician
Sarah Irving writer, translator
Rose Issa curator, producer and writer
Gemma Jackson production designer
Vanessa Jackson artist and lecturer
Nick Jackson musician
David Jacques artist David Jacques
Peter Jaeger poet
Abu Jafar visual artist Abujafar Ltd
Clemmie James project co-ordinator
Paul Jamrozy artist Jamedia
Velika Janceva artist
Stephen Jeffreys playwright
Sarah Jewell choir leader, composer Songlines Choir
Rosko John vocalist/producer/dj
Darren Johns singer, guitarist, songwriter Crazy Arm
Deniz Johns filmmaker
Val Johnson singer
Robb Johnson songwriter
Joan Johnston writer, teacher
Chris Johnston director Fluxx
Leslie Johnstone artist
Vivien Jones writer & early musician
Chris Jones dj / music producer
Cliff Jones writer
Tim Jones artist
Isabel Jones artistic director
Anita Jones art facilitator
Trevor Jones composer
Catrin Jones artist
Ann Jungman witer
Remi Kabaka consultant
Sohan Kailey dancer
Rita Kalnejais writer
Dafni Kalokairinou photographer
Asif Kapadia writer/director
Rachel Karafistan actor, director COSmino
Amalia Karlsson author
Simon Katan artist, academic
Richard Katz actor
Miriam Kavana musician
Jackie Kay writer
Gary Kaye musician
John Keane artist
Brigid Keenan author
Patrick Keiller artist
Reem Kelani musician and film / television / broadcaster
Dee Kelly musician
Mark Kelly writer & performer
Tricia Kelly actor
Dennis Kelly playwright
Mary Kelly teacher
Alex Kelly artist
Mercedes Kemp writer/theatre / performance maker
Peter Kennard artist
Mary Kennedy song leader
Caroline Kennedy author
Anthea Kennedy artist/filmmaker
Francis Kennedy actor
Frank Kennedy performer A Date With Dickens
Mel Kenyon literary agent
Margareta Kern artist
Sandra Kerr artist
Steve Kettley saxophonist / composer
Hannah Khalil writer
Mimi Khalvati writer
Shahid Khan producer (naughty boy)
Yasmin Khan curator
Shama Khanna curator
Bharti Kher visual artist
Richard Kilgour artist
Michael Kindellan researcher, teacher
Ucef Knight artist
Judith Knight producer
Mark Knoop pianist and conductor
Steve Komarnyckyj translator and poet
Peter Kosminsky writer/director Stonehenge Films
Ash Kotak writer / curator Palestinian Arts Festival
Kristen Kreider poet & architect Kreider + O’Leary
Frances Kruk artist
Hari Kunzru writer
Mary Kuper illustrator
Chris Lafferty musician
Martina Laird actor
Desmond Lambert musician Some Velvet Morning
Bob Lamoon visual story-teller
Clare Lane teacher and artist
David Lang musician
David Lang musician
Diane Langford novelist
Kal Lavelle musician
Paul Laverty scriptwriter
Pamela Lawton ceramic artist
Alisa Lebow filmmaker
Suzy Lee film student
Linda Lee community choir leader
Nadjib Lefleurier sculptor
Malcolm Legrice film and video artist
Mike Leigh writer, director
Vincent Leleux artist
Emma Lennox writer
Tom Leonard poet
Lucy Lepchani poet, writer
Les Levidow violinist in ensembles
Deborah Levy writer
Louise Lewarne filmmaker
Sylvia Libedinsky architect and designer
Robin Licker musician The Restarts
Daniel Light lighting technician
Sonja Linden playwright
Dominic Lindesay-Bethune producer
Francesca Lisette poet
Pippa Little poet
Phyllida Lloyd director
Ken Loach director
Liz Lochhead playwright, and national poet of scotland
Alistair Logan clarinettist
Kiko loiacono tour manager dr kiko tours ltd
Viviana Lombardi actress, director, author
Amber Lone writer
Kim Longinotto filmmaker
Lynn Loo artist
Gerry Loose poet
D. Wayne Love musician Alabama 3
Adam Lowe writer, publisher, performer
Lesley Luckin singer
Ed Luker poet
Ben Lunn composer, conductor and musicologist
Victoria Lupton producer and curator
Omar Lyefook musician
Alexis Lykiard author (poet, novelist, translator)
John Lynch musician
Chloe Lynch musician, sound engineer
David Mabb artist
Grant Macdonald designer
James MacDonald director
Hettie Macdonald director
Sheree Mack writer
James Mackay producer & curator
Chris Mackin musician
Rohan Madison artist
Lee Maelzer artist
William Mahfoud music producer
Sabrina Mahfouz writer
Abid Mahi filmmaker/actor
Jamal Mahjoub author
Linda Maitland manager
Maitreyabandhu poet
John Maizels editor
Sulaiman Majali artist
Vincent Makowski graffiti writer, artist, graphic designer
Bob Malston artist
Bidisha SK Mamata journalist, film / television / broadcaster and author
Nina Mangalanayagam artist
Guy Mannes-Abbott writer
Jane Manning artist/academic
Miriam Margolyes actress
Jehane Markham poet
Kika Markham actor, writer
Ami Marsden sculptor
Katharine Marshall musician
John Marshall artist
Helen Marten artist
Tim Martin designer/lecturer
Sian Martin actor, writer
Angela Martin editor, filmmaker, ex-teacher
Andrea Mason actor
Ahmed Masoud artist, director, writer Al Zaytouna Dance Theatre / Performance
Nariman Massoumi filmmaker and academic
Cherie Matrix bellydancer
Mira Mattar writer
D W Mault filmmaker
Sophie Mayer writer
Julian Maynard Smith director Station House Opera
Judy Mazonowicz community artist, tutor
Andrew McAvoy architect
Simon McBurney actor, director, writer, theatre / performancemaker
Julie McCalden artist
Mike McCarthy producer Lakin McCarthy Entertainment Ltd
Annie McCartney playwright
Fred McCormick singer, songwriter, author
Sarah McDade artist, ceramics
David McDonald poet, writer, music producer, events manager
Beth McDonough poet
Elizabeth McDowall writer
David McDowall writer
Amanda McDowell artist
Jimmy McGovern writer
Teresa McGowan writer
Jon McGregor writer
Kathleen McKay writer, teacher
Paul McKee visual artist
Tom McKennan singer/songwriter
Beverley McKeown musician
Hilaire McLeish writer
Ewan McLennan folk singer
Caitlin McLeod theatre / performance director
Hilton McRae artist
Pauline Melville writer
Qalandar Memon editor Naked Punch Review
Noe Mendelle producer Scottish Documentary Institute
Peter Mennim artist
David Mercatali director
James Merry assistant
Iain Michael theatre / performance technician
Roger Michell theatre / performance, tv and film director
China Miéville writer
Chris Miley sound engineer Strange Reality Music Productions
Sam Millar author
Jonathan Miller director
Robert Miller technician
Russell Mills artist
Anthony Mills theatre / performance technician
Karen Mirza artist No-w-here
Mitch Mitchell bass player, vocalist The Wild Angels
Toby Mitchell writer/director
Giuliano Modarelli musician, composer Kefaya
Carel Moiseiwitsch visual artist
Lawrence Molloy artist, arts technician, event organiser The Superposition
Nina Moniri actor
Grazyna Monvid actor, writer, director
Robert Moon visual artist
Stephen Mooney poet and teacher
Mary Moore set and costume designer
Hubert Moore
Celt Islam Moore musician, artist, cultural director association of british muslims Celt Islam
Christopher Morahan, CBE director and executive producer
Aron Morel publisher Morel Books
Ray Morgan painter.
Jenny Morgan director
Carol Morley director
Sara Moroza-James writer
Fiona Morris executive producer
Darrell Morris photographer
Richard Morris actor/author/playwright
Alan Morrison poet, writer
Michael Mould performer/director
Laura Mulvey writer, filmmaker
Peter Mumford lighting designer
Jonathan Munby director
Gareth Murphy actor, director, writer
Lora Murphy artist , theatre / performance design
Sai Murray poet, designer, facilitator
John Murray architect
Caroline Murtagh painter
Haldun Musazlioglu comedian
Linda Mutawi producer
Larion Myakicheff artist
Tom Mycock musician the Splitters
Simon Mylius director Feeding the Fish
Daniel Naddafy actor
Rayna Nadeem filmmaker
Nadia Nadif actor, producer
Sara Naim artist
Paddy Nash musician
Orson Nava director
Pablo Navarette journalist, filmmaker
Leyla Nazli executive producer
Anthony Neilson writer/director
Helena Nelson publisher and poet HappenStance Press
Daniel Neofetou writer & editor
Esther Neslen artist
Judy Neunuebel artist
Patrick Neville actor Dialogue Productions
Courttia Newland writer
Kriss Nichol author and drummer Booktown Writers
Marilyn Nicholson painter
Janie Nicoll artist
Matthew Noel-Tod artist, filmmaker
David Owen Norris musician
Christopher Norris philosopher, poet, lecturer, singer (cor cochion caerdydd)
Barney Norris writer
Lizzie Nunnery playwright, song writer, singer
Dr Joseph O’ Neill artist
Rebecca O’Brien producer
Treasa O’Brien film director
Shivaun O’Casey director of the sean o’casey estate
Francis O’Connor theatre / performance designer
Joseph O’Neill artist
Andrew O’Hagan writer
Kirsty Ogg director
Earl Okin musician
Janice Okoh playwright
Abby Oliveiraz writer/performer
Caleb Oluwafemi poet
Gill Ord artist
Uriel Orlow artist, academic
Sean Orr artist
Sharon Dodua Otoo writer & editor
April Owens artist Pebble Design
Ian Pace pianist
Maysoon Pachachi filmmaker
Jeremy Page writer, teacher
Georgina Paget producer
Tom Paine filmmaker
Maria Palacios Cruz curator & lecturer
Eddie Palladio set artist, writer & guitarist
Claire Palmer artist/editor International Times Magazine
Kate Parkin publisher
Robin Parmar composer
Pratibha Parmar film writer & director
Alun Parry singer and songwriter
Rebecca Patenon writer
Harry Paterson author and journalist
Andy Patterson musician, songwriter, engineer
Maxine Peake actor
Eve Pearce artist
Jason Pearce artist
Eve Pearce actor
Edgar Peltenburg art historian
Alexander Penley solicitor for artists Penley Global Law
Miranda Pennell artist/filmmaker
Follett Pennell musician
Laurie Penny author
Ian Pepper artist
Jeff Perks artist and filmmaker
Holly Pester artist
Jeremy Peyton Jones composer, artistic director regular music ii
Annie Pfingst artist
Annie Pfingst artist
Steve Philbey visual artist – subvertiser
Christine Physick artist
Andy Picci painter, video maker, musician, actor, writer
Francisca Picon actor
Winsome Pinnock writer
Scoobius Pip musician
Nancy Platt docmentary director, teacher
Alison Playford actor and writer
Vanda Playford artist and doctor
Olivia Plender artist
John Pole songwriter
Alison Poltock arts director
Ben Ponton musician, composer :zoviet*france:
Erika Poole artist
Tabitha Pope architect
Olumide Popoola author
Daniel Potter musician
Tim Pottier orchestrator
Steve Pottinger poet
Jimmy Powdrell Campbell writer and composer
Audrey Powell music festival organiser
Jeremy Poynting editor and publisher Peepal Tree Press
Lucy Prebble writer
Richard Price writer
Judy Price artist
Iris Priest artist, artist’s assistant, essayist
Sunil Puri drama teacher
Clare Quinn theatre / performancemaker
Aun Qurashi architect
William Raban artist-filmmaker
Virginia Radcliffe artistic director, playwright
Michael Radford film director and screenwriter
Maha Rahwanji presenter
Gabi Rajchel dancer & tutor
Ravinder Randhawa author
Mark Ravenhill playwright
Tom Raworth poet, graphic artist
Carmen Rayavargas painter
Eddi Reader MBE singer/songwriter/musician
Siobhan Redmond actor
Sian Rees performer
John Rees writer, film / television / broadcaster
Natasha Rees artist, writer
Chris Reeves camera/sound/editing/directing Platform Films
Petra Regent printmaker and photograher
Lynne Reid Banks children’s novelist
Hugh Reilly author
Christian Reilly musical comedian
Lotte Reimer chorister
Dave Rendle poet
Ali Rhind artist
Patricia Richards chorister
Sam Richards musician and teacher
Guy Richardson composer
Ian Rickson director
Keith Ridgway writer
Keith Ridgway writer
Robin Rimbaud composer
Bill Risebero teacher. writer, actor
Alison Ritchie production manager
Ben Rivers theatre / performance director
Ben Rivers artist/filmmaker
Philip Roberts drama teacher
Douglas Robertson photographer
Eliza Robertson writer
Crispin Robinson musician, teacher
Pablo Robledo documentary-maker, cultural writer
Jenny Rodwell artist
Nick Rogers writer
Barnaby Rogerson writer & publisher
Jacqueline Rose writer
Alison Rose teacher
Steve Rose project manager, record label Secretly Canadian
Michael Rosen writer, professor
Leon Rosselson songwriter/children’s author
Jane Rossiter-Smith writer
Lee Rourke novelist
Paul Rowan musician
Hazel Roy theatre / performance director Artists for peace
Tara Rudder musician The Free Spirits
David Rushmer writer
Fiona Russell writer
Janet Russell singer, performer, teacher
Mark Rylance actor
Anjalika Sagar artist The Otolith Group
Yara Salahiddeen singer
Minna Salami writer, blogger, african popular culture
John Salway singer, actor, writer
Kareem Samara artist, musician
Andrew Sames artist, ceramisist, teacher/technician
Joel Samuels actor, playwright
Kevin Sanders sound artist
Leila Sansour filmmaker
Donald Sassoon professor of history (emeritus), writer
Stephanie Saulter writer
Dominic Saunders pianist
Camilla Saunders musician, composer
Ian Saville performer
Alexei Sayle comedian, author, actor
Prunella Scales actor/director
Alke Schmidt artist
Stanley Schtinter filmmaker, curator
Grace Schwindt artist
Mary Scott choir member
Julia Scott artist Glasgow Open Dance School (G.O.D.S)
Matt Scott composer
Jennie Scott artist
Matthew Scott editor The London Magazine
Jim Scott poet, author
Pauline Scutt visual artist
Helen Sear artist
Peggy Seeger musician, teacher
Colin Sell artist, composer, teacher
Seni Seneviratne poet
Kadija Sesay (George) publisher and writer
Sara Shaarawi playwright
Nabil Shaban actor, editor, author, film maker, artist
Julie Shackson artist
Mim Shaikh film / television / broadcast presenter
Khaldoun Shami filmmaker & lecturer
Kamila Shamsie writer
Roger Shanahan interior designer
Yasmin Shariff architect DSA
Farhana Sheikh writer
Anna Sherbany artist
Rachael Sherbourne digital artist 80 Stepney road
Anouche Sherman poet, multimedia artist
Guy Sherwin film artist/performer and teacher
Adrian Sherwood producer Onu Sound records limited
Eryl Shields writer
Kevin Shimwell actor
John Shrapnel actor
Christopher Shutt sound designer
Sigmatron dj/sound creator
Corinne Silva artist
Cate Simmons artist
Vannessa Simon singer/songwriter
Andy Simons musician, archivist
Nicky Singer writer
Tanya Singh writer, artist
Eyal Sivan filmmaker
Pam Skelton artist
Poppie Skold filmmaker
Gillian Slovo writer
Alicia Smedberg writer
Les Smith playwright
Calum Smith musician Calum Smith
Mick Smith musician, playwright, producer.
Michael Smith artist
John Smith artist filmmaker
Bob and Roberta Smith artist
Amy Smith artist
Cherry Smyth writer
Deniz Soezen artist
Samuel Solomon poet/critic
Chris Somes-Charlton artist manager
Gabriel Sotiry musician, sound engineer
Ahdaf Soueif writer
Abbie Spallen playwright
Ian Spink choreographer, director
Patrick Staff artist/choreographer
Max Stafford-Clark theatre / performance director
Siobhan Stamp teacher
Michael Start artist and craftsman The House of Automata
Danny Stead musician
Maggie Steed actor
Val Stein singer/songwriter
Amanda Stekly production designer
Polly Stenham playwright
Simon Stephens playwright
Gary Stevens artist
Liz Stirling artist
Jennie Stoller actor
Susannah Stone historical researcher/archivist
Degna Stone poet
Del Strain comedian-writer-film / television / broadcaster Del Strain Comedy
Em Strang poet & teacher
Jack Strange artist
Sarah Streatfeild violin
Paul Stroud composer
Dacia Stroud sculpture
Jenni Stuart-Anderson designer/maker
Alia Syed artist/filmmaker
Soraya Syed Sanders lettering artist
Mitra Tabrizian artist
Rebecca Tamas poet UEA
Stefan Tarnowski writer and curator
Julia Taudevin actor and playwright
Olly Taylor designer
Emilia Teglia artistic director Odd Eyes Theatre / Performance
Kate Tempest musician/poet
Julien Temple film director
Subash Thebe artist Central Saint Martins UAL
Cyril Thomas production manager
Mark Thomas comic, writer, political activist
Chris Thomas director
Patrick Thomas musician
Norma Thompson community arts development
Carolyn Thompson painter/drawer
Cathie Thomson agent
David Thorpe actor
Steve Tiller artistic director OperaMachine
Maija Timonen artist, writer
Cara Tolmie artist / musician
Nikki Tomlinson artist and artists’ advisor & producer
Di Trevis director
Cressida Trew filmmaker
Shelby Tucker author
Sarah Turner director of research, curriculum lead, fine art School of Music and Fine Art, University of Kent
Richard Twyman theatre / performance director
Jo Tyabji theatre / performance maker
Simon Tyszko artist/film / television / broadcaster theculture
Kate Unwin designer
Marion Urch author
Sheila Urquhart choir member
Esteban Uyarra director-editor
Pauline van Mourik Broekman editor, artist
Ryan Van Winkle poet
Gabriel Varghese director & academic
Francesca Viceconti artist
Maria Vigar writer
Roxana Vilk artist
Cat Villiers filmmaker
Marina Vishmidt writer and lecturer
Laura Wade playwright
James Wafer designer
Mirza Waheed writer
Gail Waldman architect (retired)
Naomi Wallace playwright
Harriet Walter actor
Christian Wangler retired sound recordist, documentary filmmaker
David Ward composer
Cathy Ward artist
Marina Warner writer
Ali Warner singer & voiceworker
Mark Warren sound designer
Roger Waters musician
Paul Watson documentary director, writer, artist, teacher
Jem Watts performer
Paul Wearing ceramicist
Mandy Webb artist
Jeremy Welsh artist
Samuel West actor and director
Timothy West actor and director
Hilary Westlake director
Boff Whalley guitarist, singer, author
Ruth Wharton printmaker
Ben White writer and journalist
Rhiannon White director Common Wealth
Tony White writer
Andy Whitehouse promoter and musician
Katy Whittle cellist
Ian Wiblin photographer, artist film-maker
Lillian Wilkie artist, teacher
Stephen Willey poet
Roy Williams artist
Melanie Williams artist & teacher
David Williams artist
Dmarcus Williams editor
Eilidh Wilson artist
Esther Wilson writer
Annalie Wilson artist
Mark Winn teacher
Devra Wiseman artist
Nathan Witt artist
Paul Wolinski musician 65daysofstatic
River Wolton writer
Matthew Wood musician Telegram
Vincent Woodcock tutor, cartoonist, animator.
Penny Woolcock writer/director
Susan Wooldridge actor and writer
Ben Woolford producer
Earnest Worthing writer
Andy Worthington author, journalist
Simon Worthington editor
Terry Wragg director
Nicholas Wright playwright
Alexa Wright artist
Fife Writes arts promoter Fife Writes
Robert Wyatt artist
Michael Wynne playwright
Carolyn Yates literature development and writer
Jeff Young writer
Reynaldo Young composer, teacher
Emily Young artist
Somaye Zadeh singer/musician
Valentina Zagaria director, writer Theatre / Performance Senza
Matthew Zajac actor, writer
Rehana Zaman artist
Sameena Zehra comedian, storyteller
Mona Zeidan community musician
Benjamin Zephaniah poet, novelist, musician
Rafeef Ziadah performance poet
Andrea Zimmerman artist
Silvia Ziranek artist

I don’t know whether the JCCV or ZFA or Mizrachi consider him as bad as Moshe Feiglin, but I’d hope that anyone and everyone boycott this person. He was listed in a letter to the Guardian supporting the boycotting of Israeli goods from Yehuda and Shomron (otherwise known as the BDS campaign).

I had never heard of him but this is what wikipedia tells us although wikipedia notes it contains information from someone close to Sivan. Maybe he self-promoted himself?

Author: pitputim

I'm a computer science professor in Melbourne, Australia although my views have nought to do with my employer. I skylark as the band leader/singer for the Schnapps Band. My high schooling was in Chabad and I continued at Yeshivat Kerem B'Yavneh in Israel.

7 thoughts on “Hail JK Rowling and Hershel Potter”

  1. “I don’t know whether the JCCV or ZFA or Mizrachi consider him as bad as Moshe Feiglin, but I’d hope that anyone and everyone boycott this person.”

    To whom do you refer? Did I miss him while reading?

    As for the signatories; it was probably organized by the Art association, that is why we do not see other professionals. Let us hope that they will follow.

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        1. Meme asked whom you are asking us to boycott, since you didn’t bother saying. And you answered Harry Potter. If you didn’t mean that, and I believe you didn’t, then why did you say so?. You are making no sense at all.

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  2. And yes, the reason there are no scientists listed is very clear if you’d bothered to read the article instead of just copying and pasting it. This is a list of artists who have pledged not to perform in Israel. Why would a scientist be on it? The letter Rowling signed also has no scientists, for the same reason: it’s made up of artists who disagree with boycotts, and are willing to perform in Israel.

    Your post is incomprehensible. There is no indication at all of whom you want us to boycott. I’m pretty sure you didn’t mean Harry Potter, but your reply to Meme was as careless as your orignal post.

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