In refusing the Israeli honorific, actress Natalie Portman said: “The mistreatment of those suffering from today’s atrocities is simply not in line with my Jewish values.” An integral part of Zionist ideology is the refusal to be assimilated based on a notion of Jewish superiority. Thus a Jewish-only state. No one has elaborated this motif in Zionism better than Israeli anti-Zionists. But Jewish values are human values. The highest aspirations of Judaism are the highest aspirations of all humanity & are not based in higher realms of consciousness exclusive of the rest of humanity. Portman is to be respected for her stand against atrocities but apartheid & genocide are directly related to a sense of superiority that is integral to Zionism.