Natalie Portman defends backing out of Israeli awards ceremony and blast Benjamin Netanyahu for 'atrocities' | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Natalie Portman defends backing out of Israeli awards ceremony and blast Benjamin Netanyahu for 'atrocities'

Hollywood actress Natalie Portman revealed that she won't be attending a ceremony in Jerusalem because Benjamin Netanyahu would also be there.

The 36-year-old actress said that her reasoning for not attending the Genesis Award ceremony has been 'mischaracterized'.

'I chose not to attend because I did not want to appear as endorsing Benjamin Netanyahu, who was to be giving a speech at the ceremony,' Portman said in a statement posted late Friday on Instagram.

She also denied accusations by Israeli Culture Minister Miri Regev who on Friday said Portman subscribed to the ideology of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

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My regard for this lady just shot up!

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