Apr 21 2018
Born in Jerusalem to a doctor father and an artist mother, 36-year-old Portman proudly brandishes her Israeli background.
Portman has been a strong supporter of Israel and rejects the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. "Let me speak for myself", Portman wrote on Instagram on Friday.
Some praise her move as a courageous act. I treasure my Israeli friends and family, Israeli food, books, art, cinema, and dance.
Israel has drawn global criticism in recent weeks for lethal tactics used during clashes with Palestinians along the border with Gaza. Apart from venting their anger over Portman's decision, many also took offense with the timing, because it comes just days after Israel celebrated the 70th Independence Day. Peace activists, including the United States-based Jewish Voices for Peace thanked the actress for taking a stance. Her success is a great source of pride for many Israelis.
She said she did "not feel comfortable participating in any public events in Israel" and "cannot in good conscience move forward with the ceremony". Israeli snipers have killed dozens of unarmed Palestinian protesters so far.
Israel says it is defending its border and accuses Hamas, a militant group sworn to Israel's destruction, of trying to carry out attacks under the guise of protests.
Minister of strategic affairs Gilad Erdan invited the Israeli-American actress to go to the Gaza border to satisfy households there, claiming the media "had distorted the reality".
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She graduated in 2016 with a bachelor of Kinesiology at the University of Regina , according to the school . However, the family is asking for privacy from media and will not be responding to interview requests.
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"We extend our apologies to everyone who has been affected by this decision, particularly to the hundreds of worldwide guests who made plans to fly to Jerusalem to honor Ms. Portman and celebrate the contribution of Jewish women to humanity, the main theme of this year's ceremony".
"The cancellation by Natalie Portman needs to light warning signs", Azaria said in a statement.
"She's totally one of us, identifies with her Jewishness and Israeliness". "She's speaking for many in US Jewry, especially the young generation..." The Prize operates as a partnership among The Genesis Prize Foundation, the Prime Minister's Office of the State of Israel, and The Office of the Chairman of the Executive of the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI). "Losing them might be too high a price".
This is not the first-time Portman has spoken out with regard to Israel.
Following her announcement that she was no longer attending the event, the Genesis Foundation expressed that they were "very saddened" over her decision and that they would cancel the June 28 ceremony. This experience has inspired me to support a number of charities in Israel. She pledged to announce those grants soon.
LOS ANGELES-The actress has pulled out of the Genesis Prize ceremony over violence in the nation.
Held yearly in Jerusalem, actor Michael Douglas, sculptor Anish Kapoor and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg have all obtained the award since 2014.
Apr 20 2018
Netanyahu, Rivlin Reflect on Israel's 70th Anniversary in Video Messages
In Israel, people just don't spruik the benefits of research, they don't just talk, they teach a culture of discovery. Israeli warplanes staged aerial displays over Haifa and other major cities.
Apr 20 2018
Stormy Daniels sketch is a nonexistent man
Daniels is challenging the validity of the agreement in court, saying Trump never signed it. Trump's having none of it: "A sketch years later about a nonexistent man".
Apr 19 2018
Turkish president calls snap elections for June
The AK Party holds 316 seats in parliament, the CHP holds 131, the MHP holds 36 and the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) holds 50. In addition, the president will be able to declare a state of emergency, a power now held by the government.
Apr 19 2018
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Apr 18 2018
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Apr 18 2018
Immunotherapy shows promise for lung cancer
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Apr 18 2018
OPCW chemical weapons inspectors enter Douma - Syrian state media
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Apr 17 2018
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Apr 16 2018
Trump says Syria strikes "perfectly executed", declares "Mission Accomplished!"
Mrs May will make the statement explaining why she ordered British cruise missile strikes and will then take questions from MPs. Security Council on Saturday that the U.S. was "locked and loaded" should Assad use poison gas on his own people again.
Apr 15 2018
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Gardner talked about he was blindsided when Courses made his announcement in January referring to pot prosecutions. On Friday, he said he was fully releasing his holds on Department of Justice nominations.
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