Natalie Portman Joins Israeli Effort to Aid Syrian Refugees

Jerusalem-born Oscar winner is in Tel Aviv directing her first feature film, which is based on Amos Oz's "A Tale of Love and Darkness."

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Israeli actress Natalie Portman announced Monday she has signed on to a concerted effort to assist Syrian refugees suffering because of the civil war in their country, the Washington Jewish Week reported Monday.

Portman is joining hands with the Operation Human Warmth campaign, a joint initiative of the Hanoar Haoved Vehalomed youth movement, Israeli Flying Aid and Dror-Israel, according to the report. The operation collected some 20,000 items since its launch last month, Dror-Israel announced Monday.

The Jerusalem-born Oscar winner is in Tel Aviv directing her first feature film, which is based on Amos Oz's "A Tale of Love and Darkness."

When I heard about Operation Human Warmth I felt deeply moved and compelled to get involved, the actress said in the statement reported on a number of websites. In the middle of a brutal winter, these children have no shelter and their lives are in serious jeopardy from the cold. I am proud to take part in an operation where Israeli youth of all backgrounds are taking action to help out those" who need it most.

Natalie PortmanCredit: Reuters

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