May 31, 2017

Lebanon BANS Wonder Woman movie because lead hero is played by Israeli actress Gal Gadot

StaffRebel Columnist

Two hours before Wonder Woman was going to be shown in Lebanon, the country decided to ban the film because lead actress Gal Gadot is Israeli.

According to Variety, “the ban was prompted by a group called Campaign to Boycott Supporters of Israel – Lebanon, which pressured the government in Beirut to block the movie because lead actress Gal Gadot is Israeli.”

The ban was announced on the Twitter feed of Lebanon’s Grand Cinemas and was decided by a six-member committee of the Ministry of Economy. The film had already gone through the country's normal censorship procedures.

Oddly, other films starring Gadot such as Batman v Superman, Fast & Furious 6, Furious 7 and Triple 9 were allowed to play in Lebanon.

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The Campaign to Boycott Supporters of Israel – Lebanon said on its Facebook page that Gadot was a soldier in the Israeli army and praised Israel's actions in the 2014 war.

Wonder Woman is still scheduled to be released elsewhere in the middle east. Cairo-based film analyst Alaa Karkouti noted “The ban is really out of order because it’s not about content.”

“It’s not an Israeli actress in a film about Israel or about a sensitive political issue,” Karkouti added. “If this is Lebanon’s policy, then Lebanon should also stop participating in international film festivals where Israeli films are shown.”

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commented 2017-05-31 19:35:35 -0400
Glenn Craig, a local family escaped Lebanon a dozen years ago; they are free to practice their Christian faith without fear. They described the fall of Lebanon just as you did.
commented 2017-05-31 18:19:04 -0400
@Krispy Larue…I can remember when Lebanon was a christian country and Beirut was the “Paris of the middle east”….they made a foolish mistake….they took pity on Palestinian refugees ….and now the cream of that once great country are ex-pats living in a diaspora just like the Jews…in Canada mostly.
commented 2017-05-31 17:00:51 -0400
Krispy.. No..
It’s the Jewish angle..
These savages couldn’t give a shit where democracy or civilization came from… They are here to conquer, the Jews and the Christians are merely bumps in the road.!
commented 2017-05-31 16:38:28 -0400
It’s not just the Jewish angle: Lebanon probably resents Wonder Woman’s roots in Ancient Greece (Amazon), which of course was the foundation of today’s Western world and values, such as reason, knowledge, freedom, individualism, empowerment, and so on.
commented 2017-05-31 15:56:50 -0400
The movie ain’t no big deal Peter… They’re banning it because there is an Israeli actress… It’s a political boycott not an outstanding movie.
commented 2017-05-31 15:51:49 -0400
If the Muzzies in Lebanon are banning the film, then I especially want to go see it.
commented 2017-05-31 14:02:53 -0400

commented 2017-05-31 13:59:34 -0400
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN): 33,427 Attacks, 215,225 Killed, 296,354 Injured that we know of
commented 2017-05-31 13:32:37 -0400
You got to hand it to the Islamic and the Israelis… They do know how to practice solidarity. You would think that we in the west would learn something from all this.
We have been successfully divided, all that’s left is for the conquering.