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One reason people fell for Natalie Portman's lies

Look at Adam Sandler's movie, Don't Mess With the Zohan. He plays an invincible Zionist ubermensch.

There've been a number of TV comedies like Malcolm in the Middle and The Simpsons which have had children using Krav Maga, the martial art some Israeli claims to have invented, to effortlessly defeat the biggest bully.

And, one time, I was sitting with a group of visibly annoyed pro-Israeli Jewish students at the university whose discussion had be brought to a halt by a weaselly-looking kid in a yarmulke telling a very long, unfunny joke about hundreds of Egyptian soldiers being wiped out by two Israelis.

Zionists have a rather high opinion of themselves. They must be quite sincere in this. It explains why they fell for Natalie Portman's claims. And the rest of the public seems to have bought into this claim of Israeli superiority, both physical and intellectual.

Portman, an Israeli, lacks talent or ability. She won an Oscar for her role in The Black Swan in large part because of her absurd claim to have made herself into a ballerina in just a year and a half, a claim some people may have believed at least in part because of a racist belief in Israeli superiority.

Sarah Lane did the dancing for Portman in The Black Swan. Portman's head was placed digitally on Lane's body.

Lane said:
“They wanted to create this idea in people’s minds that Natalie was some kind of prodigy or so gifted in dance and really worked so hard to make herself a ballerina in a year and a half for the movie, basically because of the Oscar. It is demeaning to the profession and not just to me. I’ve been doing this for 22 years…. Can you become a concert pianist in a year and a half, even if you’re a movie star?”
Portman has never been much of an actress. When the movie first came out, Richard Corliss wrote in Time:
Black Swan asks the 29-year-old star to do two things that haven't been much demanded of her: dance and act. ...Portman can look utterly stranded on screen — bereft of an actor's most rudimentary tools — in, say, Amos Gitai's Free Zone or as George Lucas' lamentable Queen Padme.

Her turn in Black Swan, if it truly impresses American moviegoers, won't be the sort that caps the steady maturing of a gifted actress. It will have the shock of the new....