. Irish Author Sally Rooney Boycotts Israel « JO LEE MAGAZINE

rish author Sally Rooney is at the centre of a controversy after refusing to allow her new book to be translated into Hebrew by an Israeli company. The acclaimed writer said it was in support of calls to boycott Israel over its policies towards the Palestinians. She said it would “be an honour” to have Beautiful World, Where Are You translated into Hebrew by a company which shared her political position. A senior Israeli minister said such boycotts were a form of anti-Semitism. Rooney issued a statement clarifying her action after being accused of refusing to allow her novel to be translated into Hebrew at all.

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