Portman in Jerusalem during previous visit (archives)
Photo: Merav Yudilovitch
Hollywood actress Natalie Portman ended her latest visit to Israel on Monday, after touring the Holy Land for almost a week.
Portman, who was born in Jerusalem as Natalie Hershlag, arrived in the country last week accompanied by her fiancé Benjamin Millepied and her six-month-old son Aleph.
One of the goals of the visit was to show off her new baby to her many relatives in Israel.
In order to avoid the paparazzi, Portman hired two bodyguards to accompany her wherever she goes. She traveled in a large car with dark windows and even checked in to the King David Hotel using a false name.
Portman with fiancé Benjamin Millepied (Archives: Getty Images)
Portman and her family arrived in Israel from France, where Millepied was born and raised. During their visit, they toured the area next to their Jerusalem hotel, as well as the Dead Sea and Tel Aviv.
Portman was often seen sitting in cafés in the Israeli capital, where she kindly posed for photographs with fans and handed out gifts to childhood friends and relatives who arrived to meet her.
On Thursday morning, she ordered breakfast to her room before visiting Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda Market and the Western Wall, where she placed a note.
On Monday, the Oscar-winning actress left Israel and moved on to her next destination. Let's hope she comes back to visit us soon. After all, we're family.