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‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot attacked as ‘Zionist’ on Twitter

Israeli actress Gal Gadot comes to prominence as ‘Wonder Woman’ trailer spreads online; some Twitter users don’t like her ‘Zionism’.


Israeli actress Gal Gadot, who will star in the upcoming “Wonder Woman” feature film, is being attacked on Twitter for being a “Zionist.”

Gadot, who was Miss Israel 2004, went on to a career as a fashion model and actress in Israel. Before she broke into film acting, she performed two years of compulsory service in the Israel Defense Forces. After a successful career in Israel, Gadot made the leap to Hollywood to try her luck at the big time, playing an ex-Mossad agent on the “Fast and Furious” movie franchise before landing the big role of Wonder Woman.

Warner Bros. released its first official trailer for “Wonder Woman” over the weekend, leading to a great deal of social media chatter about the film and the actress.

“I wanted to like gal gadot so bad she seemed so cool and nice until I found out she’s a Zionist,” read one tweet.

“I wish Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) wasn’t a Zionist who supported the occupation of Palestine thru her IDF work, I would enjoy DC more” read another anti-Gadot tweet.

Another tweet mocked Gadot’s supporters attempts to defend her from the terrible “charge” of being a Zionist: “Gal Gadot stans: SHES NOT A ZIONIST SHE JUST SUPPORTS HER COUNTRY AKA THE MURDER OF INNOCENT PALESTIANS [sic],” read one of dozens of such tweets. A stan is an avid fan in Twitterspeak.

“Please dont go around conflating zionism w/ judaism. i cant stand gal gadot bc she’s a zionist & im an israeli jew,” read another tweet.

“This woman isn’t responsible for what Israel does or doesn’t do, she’s just a person, and should be treated thusly,” read a reply.

Gadot has not responded to the tweets.

This is not the first time that the Israeli actress has been subject to a storm of abuse on the internet for her “Zionism”. During operation Protective Edge in 2014, Gadot posted a picture of herself lighting Shabbat candles with her daughter on Facebook, with the caption expressing “love and prayers” for the


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