Prominent Filmmaker Boycotts Haifa Festival to Protest Israeli 'Apartheid'

By declining the offer, Mira Nair joins a long line of artists and intellectuals -- including the Pixies, Roger Waters, Elvis Costello, Alice Walker and Stephen Hawking -- who have boycotted Israel in recent years in protest over the government’s policy toward the Palestinians.

Award-winning Indian director Mira Nair has turned down an invitation to be guest of honor at the Haifa Film Festival for political reasons, posting on her...