Israeli actress Gal Gadot’s ‘Death on the Nile’ film banned in Lebanon and Kuwait


Israeli movie star Gal Gadot’s new Hollywood film is reportedly not appearing on the big screen in Lebanon and Kuwait due to his connection to the Israel Defense Forces.

“Death on the Nile” was released in the rest of the Middle East over the weekend, according to Deadline.

Gadot, 36, served in the Israeli armed forces for two years, as is required of all young Israelis, before entering show business.

It is not the first time that the nationality of the former Miss Israel has sparked controversy as tensions persist between the two warring nations. Lebanon has also blocked her “Wonder Woman” films because of her ties to the IDF.

The ban was in line with a law that boycotts Israeli products and prohibits Lebanese citizens from traveling to Israel or having contact with Israelis.

The ban in Lebanon is in line with a law that prohibits Lebanese citizens from associating with Israelis, while Kuwait banned it after a flurry of social media protests.
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Kuwait has banned “Death on the Nile” after a deluge of social media protests, according to The Daily Mail, citing Arabic-language newspaper Al-Qabas.

An Israeli unity post on Gadot’s Twitter last year amid rocket attacks in the West Bank sparked a storm of online criticism that accused her of being a ‘propaganda’ tool for the military Israeli.

Lebanon also blocked Gal Gadot's account "wonder woman" films about her ties to the IDF, as the actress served in the Israeli armed forces for two years.
Lebanon has also blocked Gal Gadot’s “Wonder Woman” films over her ties to the IDF, as the actress served in the Israeli armed forces for two years.
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