Skip to comments.Natalie Portman slams Israel’s nation-state law as ‘racist’
Posted on 12/14/2018 12:27:04 PM PST by Impala64ssa
JTA Natalie Portman isnt a fan of Israels controversial nation-state law, which defines Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people but does not specify equal rights for all Israeli citizens.
The Jerusalem-born actress slammed the law, which was criticized as it was debated and adopted over the summer, in an interview with BBCs Arabic language channel broadcast Sunday.
Its racist and theres nothing else to say about that, Portman said. Its wrong and I disagree with that.
Israel passed the law, which was sponsored by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus Likud party, in July. It drew ire from Jews in Israel and abroad for appearing to relegate Arabic to non-official language status, promoting the status of the Jewish religion in legal matters, and not specifying equal rights for all Israeli citizens.
Others have defended it as codification of longstanding agreed-upon facts about Israels identity, and noted that existing legislation provides for equal rights.
This isnt Portmans first time speaking out about her views on Israel. Earlier this year, Portman said she would not travel to Israel to receive the Genesis Prize, an award which calls itself the Jewish Nobel.
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 wrote in an Instagram post explaining her decision, adding that she does not endorse the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against the Jewish state.
The Jewish actress, now doing press for her latest film Vox Lux, has been supportive of Israel in the past. In 2015, she directed and starred in A Tale of Love and Darkness, a Hebrew-language film adaptation of an Amos Oz book of the same name that chronicles the authors life around the time of Israels founding.
Hasn’t her head caved in yet?
She says she’s not a BDS-hole. Her hating on Bibi us no doubt an attempt at currying favor with her liberal colleagues so as not to have a deleterious effect on her career
She’s gone to the dark side.
I’m perfectly cool with Israel having a nation-state law.
I just wish the globalists would let the rest of us have our own nation-states as well.
In before the pic w/Hillary
Just another Self-Hating Jew.
Out of all the different ethnic groups, Jews seem to hate themselves more than any other...
These brainless celebs don’t realize the Palis think each and every one of them believes they have a “right to return,” i.e., migrate back to from where their forebears left in the late 1940s. Were that to happen, there would be no Israel.
Who’s Natalie Portman?
She’s just another washed up has been trying to appear “relevant”.
She married a Frenchman. That could explain it.
Not Israeli Jews it seems - they are the adults of the Jewish world. American Jews have no idea what Israelis go through.
What does she think of Saudi Arabia being a nation/state and being Muslim?
If I recall correctly, Saudi law incorporates Islamic law and the Koran, and proclaims that Saudi Arabia considers itself as a guardian of sacred holy sites of Islam.
Is Natalie willing to criticize Saudi Arabia for their transgressions??? If so I applaud her intellectual honesty. If not, she’s a blankety blank, full of selective outrage, etc.
Tell her to take a long walk to outer space.
International Affairs Expert Natalie Portman
Don't ask too much of entertainment industry nitwits, a category in which she belongs.
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