“Loving your neighbor as yourself is not a matter of right-left, Jewish-Arab, secular or religious,” the “Wonder Woman” star writes on Instagram
Gal Gadot took a swipe at Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday after he criticized a fellow Israeli star.
The “Wonder Woman” actress Gadot defended political comments made by actress and model Rotem Sela after Netanyahu lectured her in a social media post, saying that “Israel is not a state for all its citizens.”
“Loving your neighbor as yourself is not a matter of right-left, Jewish-Arab, secular or religious, it is a matter of dialogue, of dialogue for peace, equality and tolerance for each other,” Gadot wrote in her Instagram story in Hebrew Sunday. “The responsibility for such hope is on us to create a brighter future for our children. Rotem, my sister, you’re an inspiration for us all.”
Over the weekend, Sela reacted to an interview with Miri Regev, a minister within Netanyahu’s Likud party. Netanyahu is up for re-election in April, and Sela posted on Instagram that Regev’s comments were anti-Arab.
“What’s the problem with the Arabs? Good heavens, there are also Arab citizens in this country,” Sela wrote on Instagram via The Washington Post. “When the hell will somebody in the government tell the public that Israel is a state of all its citizens and that all people are born equal? And also, that the Arabs are human beings.”
Netanyahu then responded to Sela in his own post on Facebook saying that “Israel is the nation-state of the Jewish people — and the Jewish people only.”