February 25, 2005 03:23:16 GMT
Natalie Portman causes controversy to occur in Israel after angering some ultra-Orthodox Jews by her kissing with Aki Avni
Natalie Portman has sent some ultra-Orthodox Jews to an anger after she kissed actor Aki Avni in the shadow of Jerusalem's holiest shrine during a movie shoot, which then caused a controversy to occur in Israel.
Things began when Portman and actor Aki Avni got involved in a physical intimacy in a parking lot near the wall used as the scene filming for the upcoming Free Zone, directed by Israeli filmmaker Amos Gitai. This has absolutely annoyed observant Jews praying at the Wall, the last relic of the biblical Second Temple and a place where Jewish law forbids the intermingling of males and females, Israeli newspaper Yediot Ahronot mentioned.
Soon after noticing the peck, a group of worshippers then shouted them "immoral, immoral," draw police to intervene both stars and the film crew to come back later after the crowd died down.