Portman subject of protests in Jerusalem
Academy-Award winner Natalie Portman was the subject of protests this week in Jerusalem, where she is filming her directorial debut.
Portman, who is directing and starring in an adaptation of Israeli author Amos Oz's autobiography A Tale of Love and Darkness, was born in Jerusalem and a fluent Hebrew speaker. Filming began this week and despite the support of the Jerusalem Film Fund, devout Orthodox residents declared the film and Portman 'immodest' and condemned the production.
Regardless of reported incidents from the Israeli Press, Brachie Sprung, the foreign affairs advisor for Nir Barkat, the Mayor of Jerusalem, denied any episodes involving the city's citizens and that production was not disturbed.