Boycotting Israel: Natalie Portman


Winners have included New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, actor Michael Douglas, violinist Itzhak Perlman, and sculptor Anish Kapoor.
This year’s laureate is – or was – actress Natalie Portman, who won an Oscar for Black Swan and more recently played Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in the movie Jackie.
On its website, the Foundation also noted her humanitarian work with FINCA, a microfinancing program, and WE, a charity that “empowers youth.”The award was to be presented to Portman in June.
Portman had announced that she would not attend the event – because she refuses to set foot in Israel.
This is particularly interesting news, given that Portman was born in Jerusalem and is a joint American and Israeli citizen.
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