Gal Gadot in an Elie Saab Dress Prompts Backlash

Heba Bitar

Gadot was wearing the dress to the National Board of Review awards in New York Thursday, where she and director Patty Jenkins received the Spotlight Award for their work on "Wonder Woman".

Lebanese fashion brand Elie Saab has been slammed for sharing a photo of Israeli actress Gal Gadot wearing a blue sash dress from its collection.

The Instagram page for Saab's brand posted a photo of Gadot in the gown on Wednesday, calling her "flawless".

Lebanese Journalist Heba Bitar wrote in Arabic that she loves Saab, but wondered "Why does it mean so much that an Israeli actress wore a dress from him?"

Gadot is an Israeli actress and former Israel Defense Forces combat trainer.

More than 60 Israeli soldiers and six Israeli civilians were also killed in the conflict. Someone told her that his three-year-old saw the movie, and when the movie ended, the boy said, "When I grow up, I want to be a woman!"

Report claims Trump lawyer brokered $130000 payment to porn star
Cohen issued a response, telling the WSJ: " President Trump once again vehemently denies any such occurrence as has Ms. In a letter, obtained and reviewed by Fox News , Clifford also denied all allegations.

The award, created past year by the Association of National Advertisers, honors women in the film industry for their positive female representation in media.

The country's Ministry of Economy issued the ban just before the film was scheduled to premiere. Lebanon and Israel have been hostile to each other since 1948.

Gadot then brings it back to reality, and the challenges she has faced, noting that although Hollywood seems progressive, we're not there yet in terms of total equality.

It was blocked by the government because of the star's nationality and her support for Israel's army, it was reported at the time.

Gadot added that when she began her career, there were very few female-led films, and even fewer female directors.

Related News:

  • General Motors Co Q3 2017 Institutional Investor Sentiment Worse Than Expected

    While for the Next 5 years, the company could expect a growth of -8.27% per annum, whereas in the past Five years Ford Motor Co . F is now overvalued by 3.87% relative to the average 1-year price target of $12.67 taken from a group of Wall Street Analysts.
    100 percent FDI cleared for single brand!

    100 percent FDI cleared for single brand!

    Earlier also 100 per cent FDI was allowed in the segment, but it required government approval. However, foreign investors' purchases were restricted to the secondary market only.

    Express Scripts Holding Co (NASDAQ:ESRX): Institutional Investors Are Worried

    BidaskClub raised Express Scripts from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating in a research note on Friday, December 22nd. Moreover, Washington Tru Natl Bank has 0.03% invested in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ: ESRX ) for 3,369 shares.
  • Zac Brown Band Announces Target Field Concert Date

    Zac Brown Band Announces Target Field Concert Date

    The Atlanta-based country music band's concert is set for Friday, June 22, in Hersheypark Stadium . In 2010, the Zac Brown Band won a Grammy for best new artist, their first of three Grammys.
    NY Senate won't probe Jeff Klein over alleged misconduct

    NY Senate won't probe Jeff Klein over alleged misconduct

    The woman who made the allegations against Klein, Erica Vladimer, agreed to be identified in the Huffington Post article. The rest of the members of Klein's Independent Democratic Conference issued a statement in support of their leader.

    Keybank National Association OH Reduces Stake in Schlumberger Limited. (SLB)

    Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 1,500 shares in the company, valued at approximately $93,945. Dorsey & Whitney Trust Company Llc bought 5,803 shares as the company's stock declined 11.04% while stock markets rallied.
  • North Carolina Asks Court to Halt Congressional Map Change

    North Carolina Asks Court to Halt Congressional Map Change

    Senate Republicans issued a press release this week urging the people behind the suit based on state law to drop the case. In the 2016 election, slightly less than half of the state's voters cast ballots for Democrats in elections for the U.S.
    Scientists criticise trend for raw meat pet food after analysis finds pathogens

    Scientists criticise trend for raw meat pet food after analysis finds pathogens

    Pet owners who are interested in raw meat-based diets should talk to a professional rather than feeding their pets uncooked meat. Four products (11%) contained the parasite Sarcocystis cruzi and four contained Sarcocystis tenella.
    DeAndre Jordan (ankle) listed as questionable Saturday in Los Angeles

    DeAndre Jordan (ankle) listed as questionable Saturday in Los Angeles

    They are one game below.500 and could reach that point with a win over the Kings on Saturday afternoon at Staples Center. The teams meet for the final time Saturday, so the Kings better figure out something to slow the Clippers down.
  • David Silva Tipped To Return As Manchester City Face Liverpool Test

    David Silva Tipped To Return As Manchester City Face Liverpool Test

    The bookies aren't daft and long odds-on quotes have become the norm for Pep Guardiola's men. Sometimes, you get an opportunity to put things right.
    FDA Pulls Pediatric Indications For Opioid Cough And Cold Medicines

    FDA Pulls Pediatric Indications For Opioid Cough And Cold Medicines

    Experts say parents should always read labels before giving their children any medicine, even if it's purchased over the counter.

    Stock under Discussion: Teekay Offshore Partners LP (TOO)

    The stock of Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. (NYSE:TOO) earned "Underperform" rating by Bank of America on Thursday, December 17. The Magic Formula was introduced in a book written by Joel Greenblatt, entitled, "The Little Book that Beats the Market".


Most liked

Call of Duty Swatting Incident Ends In Death Of Unrelated Person
The official said it wasn't clear if Barriss was involved in the dispute or if he had been recruited to make the false call. The swatting incident has struck home for gamers since it affects them directly, Winningham said.

Apple releases fifth iOS 11.2.5 beta for iPhone and iPad
This could be a hint that Apple is mainly developing the new audio news feature for the upcoming HomePod speaker. Meanwhile, public beta testers should head to Settings General Software Update to obtain beta 5 over-the-air.

Walmart is raising its minimum wage and handing out tax cut bonuses
Axer said in the letter all separated employees have the opportunity to apply for open positions at other Sam's Club or Walmart locations.

California suspect in fatal hoax 911 call jailed in Kansas
As reported by Glixel , Barriss could face a maximum fine of $300,000 and up to 36 months in prison under the manslaughter charge. There is no update regarding punishment for the Call of Duty player that apparently provided Finch's address as his own.

Family slams TV series on Versace murder
The family challenges in particular Orth's claim that Versace was HIV-positive. "We stand by the meticulous reporting of Ms. Versace's family, who lived and worked closely with him and were in the best position to know the facts of his life".

McSally embraces Trump in Arizona Senate bid
The Republican congresswoman hopes to come out on top in a crowded field of candidates to fill the seat being vacated by Sen. Over the past month, McSally has sent out photos of herself with the president and with first daughter Ivanka Trump....

Wolff: I don't 'feel good about' Bannon's ouster from Breitbart
Or, alternatively, whether Trump stays popular and reembraces Bannon, which is always a possibility with Trump. Trump said "we'll see what happens" when asked if he'd provide an interview to Mueller's team.

Tunisia: 778 arrested for protesting against austerity measures
One protestor was killed and dozens of government headquarters and institutions were set on fire. More than 770 people have been detained in almost a week of sometimes violent demonstrations.

Celebrity Big Brother eviction RESULTS: India Willoughby first to be evicted
Shane J replied: "Come on Ann, you have to acknowledge that men have done some disgusting things to women". I think I peeved them off on the night they came in with the question about gender and love.

Blue Jays sign star Josh Donaldson to one-year, $23-million deal
Harper, like Donaldson, will be a free agent after this season and agreed in May to a 2018 salary of $21.625 million. Toronto will likely now try to work out an extension with Donaldson even though he's on the wrong side of 30.

IDC: Q4 PC shipments rise for first time in six years
For the year, 2017 PC shipments surpassed 262.5 million units, a 2.8 percent decline from 2016, according to Gartner's research. In third place, Dell shipments lifted 0.7 percent in Q4, with its market rising to 15.2 percent form 14.7 percent.

Narwhal Capital Management Has $5.32 Million Stake in Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO)
BMO Capital Markets maintained Tourmaline Oil Corp. (NASDAQ: CSCO ) earned "Buy" rating by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, November 16. BHATT PRAT sold $821,900 worth of Cisco Systems, Inc. $32,321 worth of The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) was sold by Downey Thomas J.

Mary J. Blige Receives Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame
Also, Andre said that since Mary was introduced as the queen of hip-hop and soul music on Soul Train, she has held that title. The nine-time Grammy-winning singer has been getting lots of award nominations for acting in the film " Mudbound ".

Nextera Energy Inc (NYSE:NEE) 2017 Q3 Sentiment Report
Bokf increased its stake in Nextera Energy Inc (NEE) by 12.47% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Deutsche Bank has "Buy" rating and $30 target. (NYSE:MXL) earned "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, February 9.

Olympic detente eases North Korean tensions
However, it's thought South Korea's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha will hold bilateral talks with Tillerson ahead of the Vancouver meeting.