The actress Emma Watson, exclusive protagonist of the entire franchise Harry Potter, was accused by Israeli politicians of being anti-Semitic, after joining the list of celebrities who have openly taken a stance pro-Palestinian.
In a message posted on her Instagram account, followed by 64 million people, the actress accompanied the message “Free Palestine” with an image of the Palestinian flag along with the phrase “Solidarity is a verb.”
In her post, the actress quoted the Anglo-Australian academic Sara ahmed, who said that “solidarity requires commitment, work and the recognition that, having different lives, feelings and bodies, one can continue to have common ground.”
Emma Watson’s declaration of solidarity with the Palestinian people sparked an unsubstantiated accusation from Israel’s former ambassador to the United Nations. Photo IG Emma Watson
After the post, Danny Danon, Israel’s former ambassador to the United Nations, tweeted: “10 points down from Gryffindor for being an anti-Semite. @EmmaWatson.” Meanwhile, the current Israeli UN ambassador, Gilad Erdan, also responded negatively to Watson’s post. “Fiction may work in Harry Potter, but it doesn’t work in reality,” Erdan wrote.
And he added, not without a thick dose of irony: “If it did, the magic used in the wizarding world could eliminate the evils of Hamas (which oppresses women and seeks the annihilation of Israel) and the PA (which supports terror. I would be in favor of that! “
In return, the actress received the support of her followers. “I don’t need to be Jewish to criticize the genocide committed by the Nazis. Nor am I an anti-Semite for supporting Palestine. The Jewish authorities criticized Emma Watson for supporting the Palestinian cause and treated her as an anti-Semite. These religious fanatics don’t understand anything about life.”wrote one of them.
Another tweet: “Nobody buys them anymore that being in favor of the Palestinian cause is equivalent to being anti-Semitic. We know how to differentiate anti-Zionism from anti-Semitism. “
From the screen to political engagement
In recent years, Watson has chosen to be less on-screen to focus on her charitable and political engagements, having been named goodwill ambassador of the United Nations organization UN Women, in July 2014
In the last hours, the actress was also in the news after she brought it up in Harry Potter: Return to Hogwarts, the special of HBO Max premiered on January 1 to celebrate 20 years of the film saga, that his relationship with the actor Tom felton It was “beyond” the sharing of just filming.
FILE PHOTO: Cast members Rupert Grint (R), Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson (L) arrive for the premiere of the film “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” in New York July 11, 2011. REUTERS / Lucas Jackson / File Photo
Until now it was an open secret that ran between the followers of the Potter world and that he sought to relate both romantically. Watson revealed how much he liked Felton, and even talked about “falling in love”.
It all started when they were commissioned to paint God. ?! And then Felton made an original drawing of what he considered his representation of God: a girl with an upside-down cap riding on a skateboard.
“I don’t know how to put it, I just fell in love with him”Watson acknowledges on the HBO special. “I used to come in every day and see if his number was on the filming call,” he said.
“He had the number seven. And if he was signed up, it was a day of filming with an extra thrill,” she admitted with a mischief. smile.
Both of them they worked together for ten years, from the first film in the series in 2001 to the eighth and last in 2011.
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