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Natalie Portman explains why she won’t accept prize in Israel: It’s about Netanyahu

Natalie Portman explains why she won’t accept prize in Israel: It’s about Netanyahu

"I treasure my Israeli friends and family, Israeli food, books, art, cinema, and dance," Portman said.

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Genesis Prize cancels ceremony after 2018 winner Natalie Portman said she won’t visit Israel

The Israeli-American actress said she was "distressed" by recent events in the Jewish state.

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Artists return German music award over rappers’ Holocaust lyrics

In response to the controversy, the rappers' distributor, BMG, has announced a campaign against anti-Semitism.

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