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Harry Potter’s Emma Watson has been accused of antisemitism by Israel’s former ambassador to the United Nations after she posted a message of support for the Palestinian cause.

Emma Watson, is known for playing Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films, shared a message on her Instagram account showing a photograph of a Pro-Palestinian protest with the banner “Solidarity is a Verb” written across it. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Her insta post was accompanied with a quote about the meaning of solidarity from the intersectional Palestinian scholar Sara Ahmed. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Emma’s post irks Israeli representatives and they accused her of antisemitism. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Danny Danon, former science minister in Benjamin Netanyahu’s government and Israeli ambassador to the United Nations. Sharing Watson’s post on Twitter, Dannon said: “10 points from Gryffindor for being an antisemite.”

Israel’s current ambassador to the UN, Gilad Erdan, was also critical. “Fiction may work in Harry Potter but it does not work in reality,” Erdan wrote. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

However Danon’s tweet recieved severe backlash. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Sayeeda Warsi, UK member of parliament called Danon’s comments “appalling”. “These constant attempts to stifle any and all support for Palestinians must be called out,” she said