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Popular Hollywood icon Emma Watson supports Palestine

Popular Hollywood icon Emma Watson has come out in support of the “Free Palestine” movement, or more accurately, the Obliterate Israel movement, from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea. Writes Christine Douglass-Williams

Popular Hollywood icon Emma Watson has come out in support of the “Free Palestine” movement, or more accurately, the Obliterate Israel movement, from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea. Those goals are well documented in all the original Charters of the major Palestinian organization. This goal has been gaining increasing international support from those ignorant of history.

When the ignorant are as popular as Watson, more damage is done. This aggressive movement is already widely spread on Western campuses and even in high schools by special interest Islamic lobbies.

Watson even attracted attention from the Israeli Ambassador to the UN, in a humorous but rather serious comment:

Gilad Erdan tweeted a condemnation of Watson with a photo of the post. “Fiction may work in Harry Potter but it does not work in reality,” he wrote. “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!”

“Emma Watson expresses solidarity with ‘Free Palestine’ Movement”, by Arielle Marsden, Jerusalem Post, January 3, 2022:

Emma Watson reposted a post on Instagram that expressed solidarity for the “Free Palestine” movement on Monday.

The post was originally posted by the Bad Activist Collective account in May and shows a sign reading “solidarity is a verb” on the background of a “Justice for Palestine” protest in May.

In the caption, Watson wrote a quote from scholar Sara Ahmed about solidarity: “Solidarity does not assume that our struggles are the same, or that our pain is the same, or that our hope is for the same future,” said the quote. “Solidarity involves commitment and work as well as the recognition that even if we do not have the same feelings or the same lives or the same bodies, we do live on common ground.”

Israelis in the comments didn’t hesitate to express their opinions on the post with some simply commenting encouragement for Israel and some informing Watson that she should have educated herself before posting.

Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan tweeted a condemnation of Watson with a photo of the post. “Fiction may work in Harry Potter but it does not work in reality,” he wrote. “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!”

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