🖕 Natalie Portman, who was set to receive a $2 million Genesis Prize for being a rich Jewish celebrity announced that she “does not feel comfortable participating in any public events in Israel”.
✅ MK Hazan called on Interior Minister to rescind Portman’s Israeli citizenship: “She cynically uses her birthplace to advance her career”.
✅ Minister Regev: “She fell like a ripe fruit into the hands of BDS supporters.”
The Genesis Prize Foundation canceled the June ceremony after the Israeli-American actress Natalie (originally Neta-Lee) Portman, declined to come to Israel.
Sources close to Portman announced on the occasion of Israel’s 70th birthday that “recent events in Israel” have caused her distress and she does not feel comfortable attending “any public event in Israel” and that she cannot do so with a clear conscience.
“She is a Jewish Israeli, who on the one hand cynically uses her birthplace to advance her career and on the other is proud of the fact that she managed to avoid enlisting in the IDF. She’s an actress, but she is unworthy of any honor in the State of Israel,” MK Oren Hazan (Likud), said.
“Sweetness can come from strength: I call on Interior Minister Aryeh Deri (Shas) to rescind Portman’s Israeli citizenship. She left Israel at age four, and has no real connection to the State,” he added.
Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev (Likud) said, “I was very sorry to hear that Portman fell like a ripe fruit into the hands of BDS supporters.”
“A Jewish actress, who was born in Israel, has joined those who see the miraculous success story of Israel’s creation as a ‘story of darkness’.”