They were upset that Israel was invited to participate because they claim Israelis took land from the Palestinians. You know, those guys that support terrorism when they aren't blowing themselves up, along with hundreds of innocent people. And don't even get us started on the rockets they fire from the West Bank into civilian areas. Or their dancing in the streets to celebrate the 9/11 attacks on our country. Yeah, those poor, innocent, oppressed folk.
Among those who signed the letter was Paul Freeman, whose name may not ring a bell with you, but his face surely will, as he has appeared in a number of film roles, including Ivan Ooze, the villain in the 1995 Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers movie. Missed that one? Consider yourself lucky.
However, you likely will remember him as Rene Belloq, the French archaeologist and nemesis of Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark. I found just a bit ironic that a guy who dressed in ceremonial Jewish robes in a film that featured the wrath of God unleashed on the enemies of Israel would dare to criticize them in real life. Does he not remember what happened to his character? Sometimes, actors can be very stupid people.