A dovish U.S. Jewish group says more than 150 film and theatre artists have signed a letter of support for Israeli actors who refused to perform in a West Bank settlement.

The names on the letter include Oscar—winning actress Vanessa Redgrave, Cynthia Nixon of “Sex and the City” and playwright Tony Kushner. It was organized by the Jewish Voice for Peace.

A group of Israeli actors sparked a vocal debate in Israel last month when they said they would refuse to perform at a new theatre in the settlement of Ariel. They aimed to protest Israeli control of the West Bank.

The actors’ boycott drew support from a group of 150 Israeli academics and dozens of authors, including well—known writers Amos Oz and David Grossman.

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