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WikiLeaks: Spielberg boycotted for Israel support

    Steven Spielberg
    Steven Spielberg

    Film director Steven Spielberg was the subject of an Arab League boycott for his support of Israel, a US embassy cable released by WikiLeaks has revealed.

    The Jewish filmmaker gave $1 million to Israel in 2006 during the second Lebanon war.

    In response, members of the Arab League voted to block the sale or distribution of his work, covering films including the Holocaust drama Schindler’s List and Munich, the story of the aftermath of the Munich Olympic attacks.

    Members, from countries including Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Syria, also opted to ban any products connected to his Righteous Persons Foundation

    The same cable showed that make-up company Estée Lauder, founded by a Jewish woman, was also placed on a boycott list.

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