This Is Why Natalie Portman Is Refusing To Travel To Israel - http://travelporn.info | luxury travel sitesApril 21, 2018 9:09 pm
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“I chose not to attend because I did not want to appear as endorsing [Israeli Prime Minister] 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,” she wrote in the statement. The actress continued by saying that she treasures her “Israeli friends and family, Israeli food, books, art, cinema, and dance,” but noted that the mistreatment of those suffering from “today’s atrocities” were not in line with her Jewish values. “Because I care about Israel, I must stand up against violence, corruption, inequality, and abuse of power,” she said.