Natalie Portman was born in Jerusalem, but she grew up in the U.S., and graduated from Harvard. She now lives in Paris.
And she is still very, very upset about Netanyahu’s re-election. (Before the election, she cut an ad for Netanyahu’s opponent.)
She considers herself “quite leftist.”
While in Los Angeles last week, she made some pointed remarks in an in-depth interview.
Not sure what to make of her comments, but I do wish she would just shut up and act.
….On Benjamin Netanyahu, newly re-elected as prime minister of Israel, the country of her birth: “I’m very much against Netanyahu. Against. I am very, very upset and disappointed that he was re-elected. I find his racist comments horrific….
(She is referring to Netanyahu’s Election Day warning that Israeli Arabs were voting in large numbers.)
…she’s been fearless in proclaiming her Jewishness, even though she now lives in a country where anti-Semitism is terrifyingly on the rise. I ask if Portman feels nervous about being Jewish in Paris. “Yes,” she says, “but I’d feel nervous being a black man in this country….