Friday, July 20, 2007

Thrill Kill Cult Watch: Movie Star Edition

From a short biography of American actress Natalie Portman (emphasis throughout in red):

“Portman graduated Syosset High School in Syosset, New York; June of 1999 and was a straight-A honors student. After high school she continued to maintain straight-A's through her time at Harvard where she graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology June 5, 2003. She is credited as a research assistant to Harvard Professor Alan Dershowitz's Case For Israel. As of 2005 Portman is pursuing graduate studies at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel.”

A connection with Dershowitz’s book is not something you want on your resume (is Portman the ‘research assistant’ referred to in the third column of page 32 of the article reprinted here?).  Portman is, nevertheless, a ‘liberal’:

“On February 23, 2005, Israeli police moved her away from Jerusalem's Western Wall after protests by religious Jews who were praying at the holy site. She and the Israeli actor Aki Avni were kissing next to the Wall for a movie called Free Zone. This was deemed to be immodest for the holy site. Men who were praying heckled the couple until police stepped in and suggested they return later. The site is under the authority of Orthodox Judaism, and Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch, who is responsible for the site, said the actors' conduct violated the code of conduct.”

I’d be more impressed if she had been caught wailing near the kissing wall.  This kind of thing proves you can hold liberal ideas towards organized religion and still be a part of the Thrill Kill Cult.  Finally, and most eerily:

“Natalie's paternal family are Israeli descendants of Jewish immigrants from Poland, while her American mother's family is descended from Jewish refugees from Austria and Russia.”

Again, I ask the question:  why do the Poles hate Muslims so much?  The Thrill Kill Cult is entirely, or almost entirely, composed of American Jews of Polish descent.