Die Schauspielerin Natalie Portman sagte ihre Teilnahme an der Genesis-Preisverleihung ab – sie wolle nicht als Unterstützerin Benjamin Netanjahus wahrgenommen werden.
The Oscar-winning, Israeli-born actress bowed out of a prestigious Israeli awards ceremony in protest of the country’s “atrocities.” And its impact could be significant.
By the same token, I am not part of the BDS movement and do not endorse it. Like many Israelis and Jews around the world, I can be critical of the leadership in Israel without wanting to boycott the entire nation. I treasure my Israeli friends and family, Israeli food, books, art, cinema, and dance. Israel was created exactly 70 years ago as a haven for refugees from the Holocaust. But the mistreatment of those suffering from today’s atrocities is simply not in line with my Jewish values. Because I care about Israel, I must stand up against violence, corruption, inequality, and abuse of power.