Famous actress Natalie Portman are unable to remain silent after the Deputy of the Israeli Parliament Oren Hazan demanded to deprive her of Israeli citizenship. This news could not to hurt the actress, who is originally from Jerusalem. The actress said that her refusal to attend the ceremony was not right, and she in any case did not want to show disrespect.
In the expanded message Instagram Natalie described their reasons for refusal of a trip on the prestigious Genesis award. “My decision not to attend the ceremony was misconstrued. Let me say for itself. I decided not to come because I didn’t want to show the endorsement of Benjamin Netanyahu, which was supposed to give a speech at the ceremony. By the way, I am not part of the BDS movement and do not support it,” explains Portman.
“Like many other Israelis and Jews around the world, I can criticize the leadership in Israel, not wanting to boycott the entire nation. I value their Israeli friends and family, Israeli food, books, art, film and dancing. Israel was created exactly 70 years ago as a shelter for refugees from the Holocaust. But the mistreatment of those who suffer from today’s atrocities, just not consistent with my Jewish values. Because I care about Israel, I have to confront violence, corruption, inequality and abuse of power,” continues Natalie.
To put the point in his address, Natalie urged fans and other readers of news feeds not to believe the words that were not spoken personally to her. “Please, do not take words that do not come from me as my own. The incident inspired me to support several charitable organizations in Israel. I will soon announce them and hope that others will join me to support the excellent work they do.”
Earlier it was reported that Portman has refused to appear on the “Jewish Nobel prize” — Genesis — “recent events”. What is event — actress said. Due to the failure of Natalie to come to Israel, organizers were forced to cancel the planned ceremony, timed to 70-th anniversary of independence of Israel.
This act angered the local MP of the political party “Likud” Oren Hazan. He demanded of the government to deprive the citizenship of the actress, stating that to award Portman originally was a “bad idea”.
The Genesis prize is awarded to Jews or people from Israel, has received worldwide recognition for outstanding achievements in science and art, and various professional fields. It was established in 2012. In addition to the honorary award winners will also be awarded a cash bonus in the amount of one million dollars. However, even this fact did not affect the decision of Portman.