Natalie Portman, the Oscar-winning actress, recently kicked off a massive storm of controversy when she pulled out of a prestigious award ceremony in Israel because, she said, she “did not want to appear as endorsing Benjamin Netanyahu.”
- Dov Waxman
- The Conversation
The response to Portman’s refusal to appear alongside Israel’s prime minister was intense.
She was denounced by right-wing Israeli politicians.
Another suggested that her Israeli citizenship should be stripped.
Born in Israel, Portman is a dual American-Israeli citizen.
The reaction within the American Jewish community was more divided.
Others hailed her…