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British actress Emma Watson announces solidarity with Palestine

Watson post-winners have been praised by pro-Palestinian social media users and ridiculed by Israeli envoys.

In addition to her big screen role, Emma Watson is a UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador. (Reuters Archive)

British actress Emma Watson has expressed solidarity with pro-Palestinian activity on social media, eliciting backlash from current and former Israeli officials and praise from pro-Palestinian social media users.

The actress, known for playing Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movie, reposted the May post from Bad Activist Collective on Instagram on Sunday. image.

Watson, accompanied by a quote from the British and Australian scholar Sarah Ahmed, said, “Solidarity is that our struggle is the same struggle, or our pain is the same pain, or our hopes are the same. I don’t expect it to be in the future. “

“Solidarity includes commitment and work, and the recognition that we live on a common foundation, even if we don’t have the same emotions, the same life, and the same body,” the quote added. rice field.

Watson was accused of being “anti-Semitic”

Watson’s post was widely appreciated by parent Palestinian Instagram users, thanked her for her support in the comments section, and posted a Palestinian flag pictogram with the hashtags #FreePalestine and #PalestineWillBeFree.

In addition to her big screen role, Watson is a UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador.

Israel’s UN envoy, Gilad Erdan, blamed the star on Twitter and strongly criticized that “fiction may work for Harry Potter, but it doesn’t.” He was joined by his predecessor, Danny Danon, who Watson accused of being “anti-Semitic.”

Leah Greenberg, co-managing director of the Indivisible Guide Progressive Advocacy Group, dismissed Danon’s accusation and said, “A completely cynical and dishonest weaponization of anti-Semitism to block the basic expression of solidarity with the Palestinians. It’s a perfect demonstration. ” Man. “

Source: AA



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