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Jonathan S. Tobin
The Portman factor
The actress’s snub isn’t a victory for BDS or the Israeli prime minister’s political foes, but it does show how Netanyahu’s image problem has undermined one of his strengths.
And the award for best performance goes to . . . Natalie Portman
The problem with the mantra about supporting Israel while simultaneously criticizing it is that the right to disparage often does more damage to the critic than to the receiving party.
Natalie Portman refuses to receive Genesis Prize in Israel
The Israeli-born actress and director does not “feel comfortable” participating in public events in Israel anymore due to “recent events.”