Natalie Portman Pulls Out of Genesis Prize Ceremony in Israel

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    Genesis Prize cancels 'Jewish Nobel' award ceremony after agent for Jerusalem-born actress says she 'does not feel comfortable participating in any public events in Israel'

    Natalie Portman refuses to visit Israel to accept prize, citing ‘recent events’

    OK, I don't feel comfortable to see her in Israel at all.

    People like her have no perspective in Jewishness. They eventually assimilate, and Israel will stay as a Jewish state. Israel doesn't need these people.
     
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    Portman is Jewish and she was born in Israel.

    she just realizes, like any decent person should, that if your country is based on stealing land and oppressing the people who live there, you really can't call yourself moral.
     
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    I wouldn't pull out of Natalie.

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    In general, American Jews are Democrats. Israeli Jews are Sabras and patriots surrounded by enemies.
     
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    Good on her. . .
     
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    It might also have more to do with economics than anything else.

    Hollywood's movies are seen worldwide. Every nation on earth views them.

    Currently, Israel is a pariah, and the worldwide view, is that Israel is a pariah. It is the Hollywood PC perspective, that Israel is in the wrong, politically. If you want to have a career, it doesn't matter if you are liberal, conservative, etc., you just tow that line so your movies will be popular, and so you can get jobs. . . .

    Or, it might be less calculated, she might care. . .
     
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    When our society becomes 1/3 orthodox. our brothers and sisters abroad will have less confusion. American Jews as well. We already made half the way a decade ago.

    Jerusalem and Safed will come to Tel-Aviv, not the other way around.
     
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    Well then, I guess that means ALL Americans can't call themselves moral either.
     
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    Don't remember her but good for her.
     
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