Gal Gadot is taking on the prime minister of Israel.
The Israeli star of “Wonder Woman” rebuked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over his recent controversial comments in response to another Israeli model.
According to the Washington Post, it started when Israeli model and TV host Rotem Sela called for equality for all Israeli citizen regardless of their religion or ethnic background in the face of a recent controversial law declaring Israel as the Jewish nation-state.
“What’s the problem with the Arabs? Good heavens, there are also Arab citizens in this country,” Sela wrote. “When the hell will somebody in the government tell the public that Israel is a state of all its citizens and that all people are born equal?”
Netanyahu himself then took to Instagram to address “slightly confused people,” claiming that “Israel is the nation-state of the Jewish people, and of it alone.”
The next day at his weekly cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said, “I would like to clarify a point that, apparently, is not clear to slightly confused people in the Israeli public,” adding, Israel “is the national state, not of all its citizens, but only of the Jewish people.”
In response Gadot went on Instagram to stand in solidarity with Sela.
“Love thy neighbor as yourself. This isn’t an issue of right or left. Jew or Arab. Secular or religious. It’s an issue of dialogue,” Gadot said. “Rotem, my sister, you’re an inspiration to us all.”