Actress Natalie Portman has decided to be a collaborator by participating in People for the Extortion, Torture and Abuse of human beings’s (PETA) latest, revolting video equating the slaughter of animals with the Jewish Holocaust. According to The Times of Israel, Portman pays tribute to Nobel prize winner Isaac Bashevis Singer and his concern for animals.
Never mind, of course, that to equate the slaughter of animals with the slaughter of Jews diminishes the impact of the term and of such an event and, in turn, helps make anti-Semitism acceptable. The Holocaust was a pre-planned genocide targeting specific ethnic groups. In the case of the Jews, sadly, it was one of many pogroms European Jews suffered at the hands of brutal regimes. Equating animal slaughter with pre-planned genocides is not only wrong, it is immoral if not outright evil.
Natalie Portman’s participation will, in PETA’s eyes, give their point of view some semblance of legitimacy but, in reality, it is all a fraud and she is willing to sell her people out for a few minutes of fame obviously out of desperation resulting from a low amount of job offers. Portman dishonors the memory of the many Jews, injured, maimed or killed at the hands of the Nazis during World War II. That includes dishonoring the memory of any of her relatives who may have suffered or died during the Holocaust.
Shame on PETA but, ultimately, shame on Natalie Portman for her willingness to throw her people and even the state of Israel under the bus.