Plans for Israeli Settlement in Shape of Natalie Portman Put on Hold
The West Bank housing development would have been the “ultimate tribute” to the actress
The Israeli government has announced it is putting on hold plans to develop an ambitious new illegal West Bank settlement shaped like Natalie Portman.
The news comes following the Oscar-winning actresses’ decision to cancel an appearance at an upcoming awards in Israel, which her representatives had said were due to “distressing recent events” in the country.
“Hershlag – named after Ms Portman’s original Israeli name – would have been the ultimate tribute to the Hollywood icon; an exclusive development of luxury properties, protected within a security wall mapping the gentle contours of her face, that would have provided a home for up to 20,000 settlers and led to the destruction of at least three Palestinian villages,” said Israeli politician Naftali Bennett.
“However, following her hateful and anti-Semitic snub, we have no choice but to cancel these plans and will instead be moving forward with a housing development in honour of a true Israeli heroine, Gal Gadot.”