Margolyes Campaigns For Palestinian Justice
HARRY POTTER star MIRIAM MARGOLYES has called on fellow Jews to stand up to Israel and fight to end the occupation of Palestine. The 65-year-old officially launched the Enough! campaign in London today (30JAN07) to campaign for Palestinian justice, and a series of major events are already planned later this year (07) to coincide with the 40th anniversary of Israeli occupation of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. She says, "I am a Jew and I want Palestinians to know that not all Jews are from the cruel branch of Zionism which they've had to experience over the past 40 years. "The Jews are supposed to be bright people but my God, they are making mistakes. The policy of this government is disgraceful. Forty years is too long - let's stop it right now." Enough! already has celebrity support from British actresses EMMA THOMPSON and ZOE WANAMAKER, as well as director MIKE LEIGH.