Gal Gadot Is Under Fire for Her Comment on Israel-Palestine Violence

Credit: Warner Bros.
Yesterday, Gal Gadot took to Twitter and Instagram to make a statement regarding the current Israel-Palestine violence.

The Israel-born star was trending on Twitter on Wednesday after posting this: 

Gal Gadot's controversial statement from TwitterCredit: Twitter

Gadot’s peaceful and respectful sentiment might sound good-natured, but some took issue with the actress using the term “neighbors” towards the two countries in the conflict and for supporting Israel at all. Critics accuse her of being a “propaganda” tool for Israel given her time serving two years as a soldier in the Israel Defense Forces (which is mandatory for all Israeli citizens over the age of 18). 

Comments grew so violent toward Gadot and her statement that she eventually disabled her comment section while still leaving her post up. 

Writer and activist Aaron Vallely wrote, “Gal Gadot’s statement is far worse than that tone-deaf ‘Imagine’ video from last year. ‘Free and Safe.' The same state that is perpetrating military occupations, land theft, and ethnic cleansing against the people of Palestine.”

Political reporter, Ben Jacobs, noted that “trending” is “an interesting euphemism on Twitter’s part for [Gadot] being bombarded with vile and anti-Semitic attacks online.”

Others more directly stuck up for Gadot, such as Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who tweeted, “God bless Gal Gadot.”

What do you think about Gadot’s statement on the Israel-Palestine violence? Is she in the right or the wrong? Let us know in the comments.     

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Everything we encounter as we live our lives presents differing opinions on experience. Much of those experiences are deeply rooted in what we are taught and hear on a daily basis. Society needs to get back to grounding ourselves in thoughtful discussion instead of diving head-first into opinions and assumptions.

Trying to formulate any sentiment on the tragic situation occurring with all the people in this region - is something I do not believe anyone can provide without having some level of attack presented upon them.

Ms Gadot is from Israel - and as such was also in the military. My personal feeling is this requirement has a certain level of indoctrination attached - call it nationalism. Her statement reflects a bit of that position, while emphasizing the heartbreaking nature of the lives lost and effected.

While people counter her statement positively or negatively reflects on their own bias just as her own bias should be understood. People are not so willing to hate where they are from simply because other people say they should.

One day we might get past this rhetoric and embrace education and willingness to communicate and be open. First thing we need to acknowledge is our willingness to jump into assuming an opinion without knowledge, and we need to stop ourselves from actually hurting others using that uninformed opinion.

May 14, 2021 at 2:41PM

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Terran Baylor
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Look, I get what you are saying, we shouldn't be so quick to condemn, so quick to hate. Being well informed and educated is all good and well, but, pretending that this conflict is really complicated and there are two equal sides to the story is not. It is in fact quite simple to formulate a proper understanding. You just need to expand your sources of information, try different media outlets, independent media, or some from other parts of the world, try Aljazeera English for a few days, or at least watch this episode of the "rising" show over on Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjMN_bHuWEA

May 15, 2021 at 11:23AM

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Sina
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I fear for Gal Gadot. The world is becoming more indoctrinated and hateful. Riots happen at a moments notice, and people are out on the streets destroying statues, burning cafes, robbing stores. And then hurling stones or petrol.bombs at any random passerby. And most protestors don't know what the protests are even about.

May 14, 2021 at 3:37PM

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sandy sandy
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She can say whatever she wants .. She and her father have stayed long enough in this occupied land .. It is time for her to leave occupied Palestine and return to her grandfather's country of origin .. The Palestinian people have suffered enough .. Millions of Palestinians are now displaced and expelled from their country ..

May 16, 2021 at 6:36AM, Edited May 16, 6:36AM

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mhk
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So now No Film School ensconces itself into the loony-lefty-woke Hollywood bubble and fully embraces Jew hatred. How predictable. And how sad. At least now you are owning up to being part of the anti-Semite media industrial complex. You should embrace it and replace your logo with a swastika and have the website play Horst Wessel Lied upon opening.

May 16, 2021 at 6:05PM

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Everyone should be able to freely state their opinion. It doesn't matter whether we like the comment or not!

May 17, 2021 at 10:43AM

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Jessica Morgan
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Totally agree with you if you conceder Neo-Nazis, KKK, ISIS part of everyone...Only then your statement is true

May 18, 2021 at 2:38AM, Edited May 18, 3:08AM

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It's nice to see a woman with the strength to speak her mind.
Propaganda?...neighbors?...My God, the woman is a PATRIOT!
All the na-sayers can take a flying leap. This woman knows what she is talking about. More should stand up like her and speak their mind.
My hat's off to you, Gal Godot.

May 17, 2021 at 2:21PM

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Lee Albright
Owner-Albright Films
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I'm still struggling to understand what in all the blazes this "article" is doing on NoFilmSchool - are you that desperate for clickbait? I'm not seeing any opinion posts on what Kim Kardashian tweeted about the Armenian Genocide...

Either way, you should all watch this and educate yourselves:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ds8qmQywDnU

May 19, 2021 at 11:12PM

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MoonSong
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But Issa Rae can say she's rooting for "everybody black" at the Grammy's and nobody cares.

May 21, 2021 at 8:55AM

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The fact that such a comprehensive and inclusive(!) statement irks some low life's out there is prima facie evidence of the take no prisoners approach of the left. It's a no brainer - except for those that have no brains because they have boxed themselves into their own little world of unreality - that this is one of the best statements made regarding the aggressive attacks of the Palestinians.

May 21, 2021 at 1:30PM

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Oh wow. So now people are being attacked for some very harmless, very neutral tweets? A bit more neutrality and you couldn't even tell if she said anything at all...

May 22, 2021 at 12:26AM

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DingDong
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Isn’t it obvious by now? Israel isn’t going anywhere. Get over it people. These conflicts have been going on longer than most of us have been alive. Just accept life isn’t fair and focus on your life.

May 22, 2021 at 8:25PM

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cee dee
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"Is she in the right or the wrong?" Does everything have to be reduced to a Right or Wrong?

It's that kind of polarized "thinking" that is why so many of these issues drag on for so many decades. No one is willing to give an inch. Israel at this point certainly has a right to exist, even if it's formation was based on the fiat of a now dead colonial empire. The Palestinians who live in Israel obviously have a right to keep the homes they have now AND be treated as equal citizens.

Those in Gaza have a right to live and coexist peacefully too, though just as obviously, Hamas needs to be rejected (completely) by the overall Palestinian people. You can't have an extremist "government" and ever hope to achieve any sort of solution with Israel. Until the voices of reason on ALL sides decide they want a REAL solution, this cycle of violence will go on forever.

May 24, 2021 at 9:17AM

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Douglas Bowker
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I guess "FREE SPEACH", is dead...

May 26, 2021 at 1:17PM

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Robin Turner
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