The Jerusalem born Oscar-winning actress refuses to accept this year’s Genesis award at the ceremony that was meant to take place in Palestine in June, leading to the cancellation of the whole event, altogether. The dual Israeli-American passport carrier expressed her “distress” over the horrific abominations carried out by the Israeli army against the Palestinians through her representatives; “recent events in Israel have been extremely distressing to her and she does not feel comfortable participating in any public events in Israel.” Portman’s representatives added “she cannot in good conscience move forward with the ceremony”.
The Genesis prize aka the “Jewish Nobel Prize” awards a $1 million grant every year to those who “inspire others through their dedication to the Jewish community and Jewish values.” Portman however, was set to receive $2 million. After the ceremony was cancelled, the foundation stated that it “remains deeply committed to this year’s philanthropic theme of advancing women’s equality” and that it intends to “start announcing our first grants to women’s rights organizations this spring.” adding that it still sees Portman as a “highly accomplished actress, a committed social activist and a wonderful human being.”
That wasn’t the end of it. Israel’s culture minister took to twitter to express her disdain over Portman’s decision “I was sad to hear that Portman fell like a ripe fruit into the hands of BDS supporters” wrote Miri Regev “A Jewish actress, who was born in Israel, is joining those who see the story of the success and magic of the establishment of Israel as ‘a tale of darkness and darkness,” she added, referring to Portman’s 2015 film A Tale of Love and Darkness, which the actress both directed and starred in.
But what could’ve suddenly changed Portman’s mind after all this time? Could it be that she finally paid attention to the inhumanity & savagery that’s been taking place for decades? The actress didn’t explain at first, which lead to people assuming that she was referring to recent massacres happening along the border with Gaza; at least 30 dead Palestinians were left dead after they were shot by the IDF.
However, Portman later then elaborated “My decision not to attend the Genesis Prize ceremony has been mischaracterized by others. Let me speak for myself. I chose not to attend because I did not want to appear as endorsing Benjamin Netanyahu.” The actress added “I am not part of the B.D.S. movement and do not endorse it. Like many Israelis and Jews around the world, I can be critical of the leadership in Israel without wanting to boycott the entire nation. Israel, was created exactly 70 years ago as a haven for refugees from the Holocaust. But the mistreatment of those suffering from today’s atrocities is simply not in line with my Jewish values. Because I care about Israel, I must stand up against violence, corruption, inequality, and abuse of power.”
Mohamed Ramadan Under Fire After Posting A Picture With an Israeli Singer
Mohamed Ramadan sparked controversy and is currently under fire for posting a picture with an Israeli singer, the thing that angered many of his fans and even though the singer and actor deleted the photo shortly after, he’s still under attack.
According to Ramadan, he didn’t know the nationality of the person and he says that normally he doesn’t ask each and every person who asks to take a picture with him about his nationality.
However, social media people shared videos of the party that Ramadan was at and they’re saying that it included many Israelis and that one of Israel’s popular songs was played during the party.
The singer and actor Mohamed Ramadan responded today to all fans saying that he normally doesn’t ask people about their nationality and that he is 100% pro the Palestinian case, attached with his tweet was a video of him with a Palestinian.
مابسألش عن بلد اللي بيتصور إلا لو هو لوحده قال وده ڤيديو في نفس الوقت ونفس المكان مع شاب فلسطيني!! وبوجه فيه تحية للشعب الفلسطيني الشقيق !! تجاهل البعض لهذا الڤيديو يأكد ان القصد ليس القضية الفلسطينية ولكن قضيتهم الحقيقية هي المحاولة ال١٠٠٠ لإيقاف نجاحيوشعبيتي #ثقه_في_الله_نجاح pic.twitter.com/UxMniEwXcq
— Mohamed Ramadan (@Mohamed_Ramadan) November 22, 2020
The head of the Egyptian Acting Syndicate, Ashraf Zaki, confirmed during his phone call with an Egyptian TV program, that he communicated with Muhammad Ramadan, and the latter denied his knowledge of the Israeli artist, saying: “I swear to God I didn’t know who he was, I was in an Arab country and took this picture.”
What do you think? Are you with or against the action of Mohamed Ramadan?
Tamer Hosny and Bassma Boussel Are Splitting Up and Drama Followed Them on Social Media!
After eight years of marriage, superstar Tamer Hosny and Morrocan star Bassma Boussel filed for a divorce, the news that shortly went viral.
Boussel posted on her official Instagram, a story expressing how upset she is at fans, who keep sharing photos of her and Tamer Hosny. She urges her fans to stop sending footage or tagging her and consider her feelings.
Later on, she added that they’re already in the process that follows their separation and are on the final regulations of divorce. She didn’t keep that story for long though and deleted it shortly afterwards.
The news of their divorce has gone viral in a short time, even though Boussel didn’t keep the story for long. It’s currently one of the widely discussed topics, and the couple are urging people to respect their privacy.
We wish them both the best and for god to grant them peace.
After Months of Dispute, Assala and Ahlam Finally Reconciled!
We have some uplifting news for you! After months of dispute and tension between Assala and Ahlam, both superstars finally made up following the interference of Ahlam’s son Fahed Mubark who tweeted that his mother actually listen to Assala more than he does.
Assala then replied to his tweet expressing her love to Ahlam despite everything that happened between them, she even joked with her and asked her which song she liked the most in the album.
The two superstars then started to exchange tweets, to which Lebanese star Elissa replied and expressed her happiness that they have finally made up, saying that she love the both of them and wishes them good. This isn’t the first time Elissa tries to make things better between them both.
The story of this dispute first started when Ahlam congratulated Assala for her new song “Bent Akaber,” but when Assala didn’t reply on the post, Ahlam deleted it and the clash ended with her blocking Assala on Twitter.
We’re just glad that after all this time, they both admitted their love to one another and Ahlam even tweeted a reply to her son that she loves Assala more than he does.
We wish them both happiness and for things to remain peaceful between them both.
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