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After Israel snub, Natalie Portman won’t get to distribute her Genesis Prize money

After Israel snub, Natalie Portman won’t get to distribute her Genesis Prize money

The $2 million will still be donated to women's rights groups by the organization itself.

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Genesis Prize cancels ceremony after 2018 winner Natalie Portman said she won’t visit Israel

The Israeli-American actress said she was "distressed" by recent events in the Jewish state.

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The Jewish actress cancelled a visit to Israel to receive an award amid debate over the country's handling of deadly riots.

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Artists return German music award over rappers’ Holocaust lyrics

In response to the controversy, the rappers' distributor, BMG, has announced a campaign against anti-Semitism.

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