“Wonder Woman” critics say Gadot’s time in Israeli army equals Palestinian oppression; Rotten Tomatoes gives it 93% on the Tomatometer [VIDEO]

Left’s quandary: Cheer strong female in ‘Wonder Woman’ or jeer her Israeli ties
by Valerie Richardson
June 1, 2017

“Wonder Woman” has progressives in a quandary: Should the left eagerly cheer the rare Hollywood blockbuster depicting a strong female role model or boo a film starring an Israeli actress as the iconic Amazon? The $150 million Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment movie is seen in the industry as a surefire blockbuster after rapturous early reviews despite misgivings among some on the left about star Gal Gadot, who served in the Israel Defense Forces and has criticized the terrorist group Hamas. “Many people want to wholeheartedly support this film but are conflicted,” said Amal Matan in a May 26 post on Medium’s NerdyPOC [People of Color] blog. READ MORE

WASHINGTON POST Lebanon bans ‘Wonder Woman’ in protest against Israeli actress Gal Gadot

FORWARD ‘Wonder Woman’ Hurts People Of Color? That’s ‘Patronizing Stupidity’

ROTTEN TOMATOES Critics Consensus: Thrilling, earnest, and buoyed by Gal Gadot’s charismatic performance, Wonder Woman succeeds in spectacular fashion

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