Actress Natalie Portman was shocked by the paparazzi who followed her everywhere while she was studying Hebrew in Israel - because they were the same photographers who usually cover bus bombings.

The STAR WARS star, who was born in Israel, took time away from Hollywood to study in her homeland - and she couldn't believe how hounded she was when she hit the streets of Jerusalem.

She says, "The same photographers who cover bus bombings moonlight as paparazzi. If there's a terrorist attack, they'll photograph that, and if there's a celebrity walking down the street, they'll shoot that."