Natalie Portman Criticized By Israeli Government For Pulling Out Of Awards Ceremony

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Israeli Culture Minister Miri Regev has denounced Natalie Portman’s decision not to come to Israel to receive an award by the Genesis Prize Foundation. Regev said Portman had "fallen into the hands" of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign that aims to isolate the Jewish state. “Portman, a Jewish actress born in Israel, joins those who tell the successful, wondrous founding of the State of Israel as ‘a tale of darkness and darkness, he said. Regev’s reference was…