Natalie Portman, an actress who dares to have opinions, is exactly in her lane.
She made the comments in an interview with an pan-Arab newspaper to promote her new movie “Vox Lux.”
The General Assembly was plastered with motivational quotations about dialogue. But these quotes would ring hollow in the coming days.
“Friends, the world has a name of that form of government that’s codified in the nation state law, and it’s called apartheid,” she said.
“It is not merely a domestic Israeli matter when the rights of a national minority are trampled upon in a democracy,” Ayman Odeh said.
Recent events have called Israeli democracy into question. Just how democratic is the Jewish State?
“Jews with rights have the Jewish supremacy, and unequal Arabs are second-class citizens,” MK Ahmed Tibi said.
As an Arab-Israeli, I know that the Nation-State Law is unjust, but also that resistance to it doesn’t have to mirror its fanaticism.
A law meant to reaffirm the unity of the Jewish people around the idea of a Jewish national home does exactly the opposite.
Israel gains from our collective existence; Israel is nothing short of the manifestation of the whole that is indeed greater than its parts.