Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

For young Jews, Natalie Portman marks 'cathartic' moment in Israel flight

April 24, 2018 Foward

Natalie Portman's decision not to attend an awards ceremony in Israel to protest Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's policies signals a potential turning point in discourse on the country for young American Jews. But not all self-described liberal and left-leaning Jews back Portman's tactics, even if they agree with her actual message, said Brown Univers senior and MES concentrator Benjamin Gladstone. "I think most liberal/leftist American Jews would have gone to Israel and would have spoken there about both our appreciation for Israel and our critiques," he said.

For young Jews, Natalie Portman marks 'cathartic' moment in Israel flight (comments by Benjamin Gladstone '18) – Forward