Israel's ambassador to the UN invokes 'Harry Potter' magic in message to Emma Watson


January 14, 2022

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Emma Watson attends the Earthshot Prize 2021 at Alexandra Palace in London, Oct. 17, 2021.

(JTA) - Gilad Erdan, Israel's ambassador to the United Nations, had a message for the actress Emma Watson after an Instagram account in her name posted a message that was in apparent solidarity with Palestinians: It'll take more than magic to solve the conflict.

"Fiction may work in Harry Potter but it does not work in reality," Erdan said on Twitter Monday, attaching a screenshot of a post from Watson's Instagram account. "If it did, the magic used in the wizarding world could eliminate the evils of Hamas (which oppresses women & seeks the annihilation of Israel) and the [Palestinian Authorit...

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