Natalie Portman snubs 'Jewish Nobel' in apparent protest against Israel

Monday, 23 Apr, 2018

The U.S. -Israeli actress, an Academy award victor, "cannot in good conscience move forward with the ceremony", Genesis was informed, forcing them to cancel the ceremony set for the end of June. I treasure family and my friendsfood items, books, art, cinema, and dancing.

"Please do not choose any phrases that do not arrive out of me personally as my own personal".

While Portman's representative did not get into the specifics about what exactly is "distressing" the Oscar victor, many outlets have reported that Portman's decision was a reaction to Israel's use of lethal force against protestors participating in Gaza's Great Return March for Freedom.

Portman's decision also coincides the Israel marking 70 years of its existence. However actress Natalie Portman has refused to be a part of this ceremony due to Israel's socio-political activities.

The Academy Award-winning actress, who was born in Jerusalem and is an American and Israeli dual citizen, said that she "cannot in good conscience move forward with the ceremony".

Although Ms. Portman's laconic announcement does not spell all this out, it seems most likely that it was the involvement of the Prime Minister's office in the prize that caused her to withdraw at this time. Israel says it is doing what it must to defend its border.

Erdan said the Israeli military response was "proportionate, careful, and in line with global law", adding: "the great majority of those killed by Israeli fire have been members of Hamas and other terrorist groups".

The Gaza border has seen protests and clashes since March 30. Rights groups have branded open-fire rules as unlawful, saying they effectively permit soldiers to use potentially lethal force against unarmed protesters. "I feel sorry that it has fallen like a ripe fruit in hands of BDS supporters", said minister, pointing to that it had been manipulated by pro-Palestinian movement. "Natalie, a Jewish actress who was born in Israel, now joins those who refer to the success and wonder of the rebirth of Israel as 'a tale of darkness and darkness'".

Azaria has heralded Portman's cancellation as "a warning light" to those refusing to compromise. "She is totally one of us". She is expressing now the voices of many in U.S. Jewry, mainly those of the young generation. "She's an actress, but she is unworthy of any honor in the State of Israel". "We could pay too high a price for losing them".

Following the report, Israeli minister of culture and sport Miri Regev went public to denounce Portman's actions.

Natalie Portman has defended her decision not to attend a Jewish awards ceremony.

They went on to say that they feared Portman's choice would "trigger our philanthropic initiative to be politicised".

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