Natalie Portman: “My decision not to attend the Genesis Prize ceremony has been mischaracterized by others”

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
Natalie Portman Breaks Silence on Refusing Israel Trip: “I Am Not Part of the BDS Movement”
by Katie Kilkenny
April 20, 2018

Natalie Portman has broken her silence on why she declined to travel to Israel in order to receive the Genesis Prize as the 2018 honoree. The Genesis Prize Foundation has since canceled this year’s ceremony….”My decision not to attend the Genesis Prize ceremony has been mischaracterized by others. Let me speak for myself. I chose not to attend because I did not want to appear as endorsing Benjamin Netanyahu, who was to be giving a speech at the ceremony. By the same token, I am not part of the BDS movement and do not endorse it” READ MORE

THE HILL Israeli government denounces Natalie Portman for pulling out of awards event in protest

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