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  • J.K. Rowling, 150 prominent Brits come out against boycotting Israel

    October 23, 2015 | 9:55 am

    J.K. Rowling was among 150 prominent British figures who wrote an open letter to the Guardian in support of cultural engagement with Israel — and against a cultural boycott of the Jewish state.

    In addition to the “Harry Potter” author, historian Simon Schama and...

  • ‘The Story of the Jews’ chronicles Jewish history

    By Tom Tugend

    March 12, 2014 | 2:40 pm

    “The Story of the Jews,” a panoramic overview of 3,000 years of a people’s history, is “a story of suffering, resilience, endurance and survival,” says author Simon Schama, a British historian and professor at Columbia University.

    To absorb such a history, not to mention writing...