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‘Death on the Nile’ banned in two Middle Eastern countries over Gal Gadot’s Israeli military service

Israeli movie star Gal Gadot’s new Hollywood film will reportedly not appear on the big screen in Lebanon and Kuwait as a result of her connection to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Qabas reported that the GCC state would not show a film starring “a former soldier in the Zionist occupying army.”

“Death on the Nile” was being released in the rest of the Middle East over the weekend, according to Deadline. Gadot, 36, served in the Israeli armed forces for two years, which is a requirement of all young Israelis, before she entered show business.

Lebanon also banned Gadot’s film Wonder Woman from release in May 2017 and Wonder Woman 1984 in December 2020.

Speaking of her time in the Israeli army, Gadot told Glamour magazine in 2016: “Let me start by saying, I wish no country had the need for an army. But in Israel serving is part of being an Israeli. You’ve got to give back to the state. You give two or three years, and it’s not about you. You give your freedom away. You learn discipline and respect.”

Death on the Nile is a Kenneth Branagh-directed adaptation of the 1937 novel of the same name by Agatha Christie.

ARTICLE: PAUL MURDOCH 

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: NEW YORK POST

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