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Emma Watson accused of being ‘anti-Semite’ for expressing solidarity with ‘Free Palestine’ Movement

Watson's post garnered widespread acclaim from pro-Palestine social media users

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Emma Watson has been accused of being ‘anti-Semite’ as she expressed solidarity with the ‘Free Palestine’ Movement!

The British actress who became a household name globally for the portrayal of Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films has voiced solidarity with pro-Palestinian activism on social media.

Emma Watson on her Instagram account reposted a post that 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.

Watson, 31, captioned her post writing 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.”

Her pro-Palestine stance has irked many including Israeli officials.

Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan has condemned Watson with a photo of the post.

“Fiction may work in Harry Potter but it does not work in reality,” he tweeted.

“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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Meanwhile, Watson’s post, who is also a UN Women’s goodwill ambassador, has garnered widespread acclaim from pro-Palestine social media users.

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