"I treasure my Israeli friends and family, Israeli food, books, art, cinema, and dance," Portman said.
The Israeli-American actress said she was "distressed" by recent events in the Jewish state.
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The Jewish actress cancelled a visit to Israel to receive an award amid debate over the country's handling of deadly riots.
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