Even members of Israel's parliament--yes, Arabs--routinely support the Palestinians against Israel. McEwan's remarks are a drop in the bucket and don't raise any eyebrows and certainly won't prevent his books from being sold, or getting more prizes if he deserves them. Like it or not, Israel for all its flaws is still one of the freest democracies on the planet.
Russian, Ukrainian, German and French officials meet on Ukraine situation at Munich conference (AP)
from the article: Accepting Jerusalem Prize, McEwan slams Israeli policies