NewsEmma Watson: Aid to Palestine is causing trouble

Emma Watson: Aid to Palestine is causing trouble

Actress and model Emma Watson reposts the contribution of an activist collective on her social media profile. Now she is being insulted as an anti-Semite.

Frankfurt – Emma Watson has already used the enormous reach (64.4 million followers) of her profile on the social media platform Instagram in the past to draw attention to important topics. During the world climate summit COP26, for example, she gave climate activists access to her account.

In the current case, the 31-year-old published a re-post (a copy of the post from another account with a name) from the Bad Activist Collective. Protesting people can be seen in the photo, carrying signs such as “Free Palestine”. The line of text “Solidarity is a Verb” is placed on the picture.

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The caption is a quote from the British-Australian scientist Sara Ahmed and reads in German: “Solidarity does not presuppose that our problems are the same, or that our pain is the same, or that we hope for the same future. Solidarity includes commitment and work, as well as the insight that even if we do not have the same feelings, or live the same life, or have the same body, we are on common ground Note d. Red.] Live. “

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For his part, former UN Ambassador to Israel, Danny Danon, re-posted Watson’s post on Twitter with the comment: “Ten points off Gryffindor for anti-Semitism”. Watson was best known from a young age for her role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films. She was a member of the Gryffindor House, to which Danon refers in his post.

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The incumbent Israeli ambassador to the UN, Gilad Erdan, also expressed himself critical of Watson’s post via Twitter: “Invented things may work with Harry Potter, but not in reality. If it worked, the magic of the wizarding world could eliminate the evil of Hamas (which oppresses women and aims to destroy Israel) and the Palestinian authorities (which supports terrorism). I would support that! “

Husam Zomlot, head of the Palestinian Mission in Great Britain, thanked Watson for her words: “Solidarity with Palestine in the struggle for liberation and justice is a moral and ethical obligation for all freedom-loving people. Thanks to Emma Watson. “

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