Morgan Freeman
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Actor Morgan Freeman on Wednesday posted a Facebook profile photo in which he was smiling against the background of Jerusalem's OId City, captioned as "Jerusalem, Israel". 

However, on Thursday the actor appeared to cave into anti-Israel attacks and removed “Israel” from under the photo description.

Actor Jean-Claude Van Damme was similarly attacked two weeks ago when he wrote "Jerusalem, Israel" under a photo. It took the martial arts star an hour to change this to "Jerusalem".

Freeman is currently promoting his National Geographic Channel series, "The Story of God with Morgan Freeman" which has been setting record ratings for the network and is the fourth most-watched telecast of all time for the US network.

The six-part miniseries follows Freeman as he travels to 20 cities in seven different countries in a quest to find answers to the mysteries of faith. The photo was apparently taken when Freeman was filming in Israel, last October.

Freeman's original post
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Freeman's edited post
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