"Director Ken Loach has pulled out of the Melbourne International Film festival in protest against Israeli funding.
British-based Loach pulled his film Looking For Eric after organisers refused to bow to his demands they reject Israeli government sponsorship".
More here, and indeed, all over the place.
And as I noted some three years ago:
"This is the delightful man I saw quoted in a French magazine (I've translated from the original) thus: "I don't know why is it called Great Britain, it is just a small island off the coast of *France*". I wonder if the French would care to fund his next venture, or better still take him off our hands completely".