Natalie Portman who was born in Jerusalem, Palestine and owns dual nationality Israeli and American has taken a bold step against his own country Israel.
The new york times has stated that she stepped back from all kind of events or shows taking place in Israel. She even refused to take a prestigious award which was suppose to be given to her by Israel.
According to the source, Natalie Portman stood up against her own country due to recent events taken place in Jerusalem and Syria which caused the death of a lot of people. Despite the fact that she is proud of being Jew and Israeli but she said she is against the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and shows her disappointment when he got elected as a prime minister of Israel in 2015.
— The Genesis Prize (@TheGenesisPrize) April 19, 2018
These are the events that made Natalie Portman stand up against her own country
The one event when Israel killed almost 28 Palestinians on Land Day protests
Unprecedented gathering: Palestinians march not for food, not for aid. Palestinians march against 7 decades of Israeli Occupation, apartheid, oppression, and barbarity. Palestine marches for freedom and equal rights. #GreatReturnMarch pic.twitter.com/fFRWnreDIl
— #GreatReturnMarch (@ThisIsGaZa) March 30, 2018
When Israel attacked Syria recently fired missiles in Syria despite chemical attack. She said, “Using 100 Snipers against innocent peaceful Palestinian women, men and children is illegal and i can not support a country or visit that place which promotes violence that kills a number of innocent civilians therefore i refuse to take that award from such a country.”
Pro Palestinian people are praising Natalie for raising her concern over brutality by Israel
— Imraan Siddiqi (@imraansiddiqi) April 19, 2018
And thanking her for standing up for themselves
Natalie Portman, a dual American and Israeli citizen, takes a moral stand against the massacres in Gaza. Thank you. https://t.co/IrZOpvH3H3
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) April 19, 2018
And people can’t stop exposing Israel
You know how bad Israel’s PR has to have gotten for a committed Zionist like Natalie Portman to say something like this and get this whole ceremony canceled, BDS is winning right before our very eyes https://t.co/44NEHoDDEp
— روان (@Intifadarling) April 19, 2018
— Eli Valley (@elivalley) April 19, 2018
This is a great step taken as it shows the world who is wrong!
This is good, glad to see Natalie Portman being cognizant that her presence could potentially contribute to the normalization of Israel’s human rights abuses https://t.co/nluHifbFLs
— Eoin Higgins (@EoinHiggins_) April 19, 2018
That’s how revolution starts!
LOVE Natalie Portman! This is how change starts– People with platforms saying "no more." https://t.co/bPrI55FeJf
— Emma Vigeland (@EmmaVigeland) April 19, 2018
While some are still acting cynical about her statement
Natalie Portman is a Zionist thru & thru who definitely doesnt give a shit about Palestinians & has no problem with anything Israel does. However, its interesting that she, & others, are starting to see that this is starting to be a very unpopular position & could harm her career
— #FreePalestine (@TerrinaMajnoona) April 20, 2018
What do you think about her bold step taken for Muslims of Palestine ? She refused a Million dollar grand prize for Muslims of Palestine, kindly add your voice in the comment section below.