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Natalie Portmanís Evolving Excuse for Refusing Israeli Genesis Prize
freebeacon ^ | April 24, 2018 | Brent Scher

Posted on 04/24/2018 5:43:06 PM PDT by MarvinStinson

Actress Natalie Portman's initially stated reason for canceling a scheduled trip to Israel to receive the prestigious Genesis Prize was that she didn't want to "appear as endorsing Benjamin Netanyahu," who was also scheduled to appear at the event. But her reason seems to have changed throughout the process.

Portman's decision to skip the event organized in her honor was first announced last Thursday by the Genesis Prize Foundation, which said it was notified by Portman's representative that "she does not feel comfortable participating in any public events in Israel" because "recent events in Israel have been extremely distressing to her." Portman came out on Friday to say the foundation "mischaracterized" her decision.

"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," Portman said on Friday. "Like many Israelis and Jews around the world, I can be critical of the leadership in Israel without wanting to boycott the entire nation."

Correspondence between the foundation and Portman obtained by Hadashot news in Israel reveals, however, that Portman's initial reason for concern was the clashes in Gaza.

"Actress Natalie Portman’s representatives originally informed the Genesis Prize Foundation she would not attend the award ceremony over recent events in Gaza—not over her criticism of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu," Times of Israel reported.

The Genesis Foundation "went out of its way to accommodate Portman's concerns about Netanyahu," according to JewishInsider, which says the foundation told Portman she wouldn't have to sit with him, wouldn't be presented the award by him, and was free to say anything she wanted during the event. Portman insisted Netanyahu be uninvited from the event, which was "a bridge too far" for the foundation, according to the report.

Portman's representatives reportedly pushed Genesis to say a "scheduling conflict" forced it to cancel the event rather than blame Portman. Her team continued to say scheduling was the main issue following the Genesis announcement on Thursday.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: genesisprize; hollywood; israel; natalieportman; nitwit
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1 posted on 04/24/2018 5:43:06 PM PDT by MarvinStinson
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To: MarvinStinson

Known as the Jewish Nobel.

Portman’s explanation for turning down the honor keep changing by the day.

Good riddance.


2 posted on 04/24/2018 5:45:15 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: MarvinStinson

Cue Hildabeasts wandering Boob loving eyes.


3 posted on 04/24/2018 5:45:49 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: MarvinStinson

Sorry she’s an Israeli and Israel says they’re sorry she is.


4 posted on 04/24/2018 5:47:15 PM PDT by SkyDancer ( ~ Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator ~ Eat Sleep Fly Repeat ~)
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To: MarvinStinson

How is this anti-talent famous?

She cannot act.
She’s not very attractive.
I understand that she’s supposed to be brilliant, but she sounds dead inside when she talks.

I guess Harvey got to her right after she was in “The Professional”.


5 posted on 04/24/2018 5:51:02 PM PDT by edh
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To: MarvinStinson

Nasty Porthole ALERT!


6 posted on 04/24/2018 5:51:24 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: edh

“She’s not very attractive”

I agree.


7 posted on 04/24/2018 5:53:23 PM PDT by MarvinStinson (<B>)
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To: MarvinStinson
who gives a flying fuck about what she says or thinks?

FMCDH(BITS)

8 posted on 04/24/2018 5:57:35 PM PDT by nothingnew (Hemmer and MacCullum are the worst on FNC)
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To: MarvinStinson
My God...I've got a loaf of bread going moldy in the kitchen.How can I possibly find time to worry about “Natalie Portman”?
9 posted on 04/24/2018 6:01:17 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (You Say "White Privilege"...I Say "Protestant Work Ethic")
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To: edh

Nothing quite as empty as a Godless Israeli.

On the other hand, nothing is quite as stirring to the heart as a Jew that loves God.


10 posted on 04/24/2018 6:04:55 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: edh

Does she come from a wealthy or influential family?
Maybe that’s part of the effort to bestow honors upon her.
I know Natalie directed Hollywood legend Lauren Bacall in a 2008 movie. This was Natalie’s first directing effort. How does that happen? Lauren was said to have disliked Natalie, and didn’t have a very high opinion of her directing skills.

Off Topic: Lauren Bacall was a cousin of Shimon Peres, a former president of Israel.


11 posted on 04/24/2018 6:12:50 PM PDT by lee martell
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Portman’s explanation for turning down the honor keep changing by the day.

Good riddance.
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I think I do not like her or her attitude. Sounds like a spoiled brat and very entitled to her own “power”. Not a role model for any woman or man, for that matter.


12 posted on 04/24/2018 6:26:42 PM PDT by Bodega (we are developing less and less common sense...world wide)
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To: MarvinStinson
Self-hating Jew. Sad.😕
13 posted on 04/24/2018 6:32:43 PM PDT by semaj (U\)
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To: MarvinStinson

Padme Amidala has gone to the Dark Side.


14 posted on 04/24/2018 6:37:10 PM PDT by lightman (ANTIFA is full of Bolshevik.)
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She can go into Gaza and hurl stones into Israel with a slingshot or fire some rockets out of the UN school yard...


15 posted on 04/24/2018 6:56:35 PM PDT by TnTnTn
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To: MarvinStinson

The Jews need to excommunicate her. (I know they don’t do that, but wish they did)


16 posted on 04/24/2018 7:29:04 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Time to get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US!)
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To: lee martell

“Off Topic: Lauren Bacall was a cousin of Shimon Peres, a former president of Israel.”

Thank you; I wasn’t aware of that fact.


17 posted on 04/24/2018 8:40:22 PM PDT by CrimsonTidegirl
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To: MarvinStinson

Natalie Portman outta hang out with the arabs and see how Israel is treated. She would be killed right after she is raped by a dozen gentle arabs.


18 posted on 04/24/2018 8:40:52 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: semaj

She thought that by turning down the prize she would be cool and popular by attributing this to Bibi. Hey, Jewess! The State of Israel, where you were born is offering you a high honor, take it, say thanks (todah) and shut up.


19 posted on 04/24/2018 9:28:19 PM PDT by Netz ( and looking for a way ti IMPROVE mankind.)
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To: MarvinStinson

Natalie Who? Or is it whom?


20 posted on 04/24/2018 9:40:40 PM PDT by Susan360
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