Tunisia bans 'Wonder Woman because of Israeli actress

Tunisian court bans the showing of “Wonder Woman” because Israeli actress Gal Gadot served in the IDF.

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Elad Benari and JTA,

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A Tunisian court has banned the showing of “Wonder Woman” because star actress Gal Gadot served in the IDF, JTA reports Sunday.

The Tunisian court ruled last week that the screening of the film should be temporarily banned, pending a final decision. It was responding to a petition filed by the secular People’s Movement Party, which called Gadot was “a partner to the latest Israeli aggression in the Gaza Strip.”

The Tunisian Ministry of Culture had initially planned to allow the movie to be screened, noted JTA.

Tunisia is not alone. Lebanon has banned the screening of the film as part of its ban on all Israeli products. Jordan also is considering a ban on the film due to Gadot’s Israeli military service, and has temporarily banned screening until its culture review committee makes a final decision.

In 1996, Tunisia and Israel opened interest sections in each other's country, but Tunis froze relations in 2000 in protest against Israel's response to the Second Intifada.

In 2014, Tunisia's tourism minister faced criticism from parliamentarians over a trip to Israel she took in 2006 to take part in a UN training program for Palestinian Arab youths.

She, along with another minister, also faced censure later that year after being accused of promoting "normalization" with Israel. Those motions were withdrawn.








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