Pro-Palestinian campaigners have stepped up calls for author Ian McEwan to boycott an awards ceremony in Jerusalem at which he is to be honoured next month.
Despite the fact that Mr McEwan has already responded to a letter from British Writers in Support of Palestine, published in the Guardian, members of the group have sent a second letter demanding he reject the Jerusalem Prize for the Freedom of the Individual in Society.
Natalie Portman has been nominated for Britain’s most important film award.
Two days after she picked up a Golden Globe for her performance as an ambitious, tortured ballerina in Black Swan, the Israeli-born actress has been placed in the running for the Bafta award for Best Actress.
The drama, which arrives on British screens this week, has been nominated for five awards, including the Best Director nod for its Jewish filmmaker Darren Aronofsky.
Jewish musician Mark Ronson is up for the award for Best British Male Solo Artist, while Vampire Weekend, the New-York based band with a Jewish guitarist called Ezra Koenig, could win the International Group nod.
Actresses Lea Michele and Dianna Agron could also win as part of the Glee Cast in the International Breakthrough category.
To warm you up for this year's show on 15 February, take a look back at the Jewish stars who have graced Brit awards past.
Jewish actor Andrew Garfield has been nominated for this year's Bafta rising star award.
The half-British star, chosen as the next star of the Spiderman franchise, will soon be on screen alongside Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan in the film version of the Kazuo Ishiguro novel Never Let Me Go.
Last month Mr Garfield was nominated for a Golden Globe for his role in The Social Network, about the founding of Facebook.
The film, written by Aaron Sorkin, has also been placed on the long-list of potential nominees for the 2011 Baftas.