Wonder Woman is under attack in the Middle East

By June 12, 2017Blog Post
Photo by Gage Skidmore, Wikimedia Commons.

 

In the recently released Warner Bros. film “Wonder Woman,” Diana learns about the evil that can live inside women and men, an evil that can push us to hatred and war. For a brief moment, she even has to wonder whether or not people are worth saving at all.

This past week, as we watched the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign sink to a new low, how could we not ask ourselves the same question? After applying sustained pressure, activists associated with this movement of hatred and propaganda successfully forced the governments of Lebanon and Tunisia to ban the screening of “Wonder Woman” in their countries. Why? Simply because its star — Gal Gadot — is from Israel.

We at Creative Community For Peace (CCFP) condemn in the strongest terms this blatant example of discrimination and political censorship. The arts should be used as a way to promote dialogue and build bridges for peace, yet BDS is using it as a pawn in their dangerous game of division.

BDS is not, despite what its activists would have one believe….

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