It appears that Qatari will be left “waiting for Gadot” for some time after the government banned the move “Wonder Women.” The reason is that lead actress Gal Gadot (who plays Diana Prince) is Israeli. The government joins Lebanon and Tunisia in banning the film. The Muslim countries appear to agree with Wonder Woman in saying ” It’s about what you believe.” Gadot believes in the Torah and that is enough for the Qatar government. (Of course, Wonder Woman added “And I believe in love. Only love will truly save the world.”) That part is clearly not part of this decision.
The film was supposed to air in a matters of days before the government stepped in to ban it. She was born in Rosh Ha’ayin, Israel, to Irit, a teacher, and Michael, an engineer. She won the Miss Israel title in 2004. It was not simply the fact that Gadot, 32, is Jewish but she also served in the Israeli Defense Force. She has publicly supported the IDF during the 2014 Gaza War and served as a combat instructor during the 2006 Lebanon War.
Notably, Qatar has been struggling against allegations from other Muslim nations that it is a main funder of terrorism and extremists. Declaring war on Wonder Woman will hardly help matters.