‘Wonder Woman': Lebanon wants to ban movie because Gal Gadot is Israeli


Lebanon is seeking to ban "Wonder Woman" because its lead actress, Gal Gadot, is an Israeli.

According to Al Jazeera, Lebanon's economy ministry is asking the country's security agency to ban the film, although no formal request has been received yet. The ban would require a recommendation from a six-ministry-member committee.

The publication reported that posters for "Wonder Woman" have appeared on the streets of Beirut and at least one movie theater will have an advance screening on Wednesday.

Lebanon is at war with Israel and has a law that spans over decades, boycotting Israeli products and barring Lebanese citizens from traveling or having contact with Israelis.

Supporters of the boycott took to Twitter to campaign against "Wonder Woman."

According to the Associated Press, a boycott group called Campaign to Boycott Supporters of Israel-Lebanon has campaigned against showing the movie in Lebanon. The campaign is advocating a ban because Gadot was a soldier in the Israeli army and has expressed support for Israel's military policies against the Gaza Strip.

The publication also notes that the Israeli actress appeared in "Fast & Furious" films, none of which were banned in Lebanon. She was crowned Miss Israel and went on to serve the mandatory two-year military service before starting her acting career.

"Wonder Woman" opens in the United States this Friday and also stars Chris Pine and Robin Wright. It was directed by Patty Jenkins.

Warner Bros. had no comment. Lebanon's ministry of economy has not yet responded to TheWrap's request for comment.

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QUITO, ECUADOR: Miss Israel Gal Gadot waves to photographers 13 May 2004 in Quito. The Miss Universe 2004 contest will take place 01 June 2004. AFP PHOTO/Martin BERNETTI (Photo credit should read MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images)
QUITO, ECUADOR: Miss Peru Liesel Holler and Miss Israel Gal Gadot pose for the photographers 17 May 2004, in Quito City, Ecuador, during the First session of interviews. The Miss Universe 2004 contest will take place 01 June 2004. AFP PHOTO/Martin BERNETTI (Photo credit should read MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images)
QUITO, ECUADOR: Miss Israel Gal Gadot smiles as she holds some bananas, 20 May 2004, in Quito. The Miss Universe 2004 contest will be held next 01 June in Ecuador. AFP PHOTO/Martin BERNETTI (Photo credit should read MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images)
QUITO, ECUADOR: Miss Serbia&Montenegro Dragana Dujovic, Miss Canada Vennesa Fisher and Miss Israel Gal Gadot dance on the stage during the first official presentation with the panel of judges in Quito, 27 May 2004. The Miss Universe 2004 contest will take place on 01 June. AFP PHOTO/Martin BERNETTI (Photo credit should read MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images)
QUITO, ECUADOR: Miss Israel Gal Gadot smiles during the Miss Universe final show in Quito, Ecuador, 01 June 2004. AFP PHOTO/MARTIN BERNETTI (Photo credit should read MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JUNE 19: 2004 Miss Israel winner Gal Gadot attends Maxim's 'Women of the Israeli Defense Forces' Celebration at Marquee June 19, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - MARCH 12: Actress Gal Gadot arrives at the premiere Universal's 'Fast & Furious' held at Universal CityWalk Theaters on March 12, 2009 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 12: Gal Gadot attends the CW Network celebration of its new series 'The Beautiful Life: TBL' at the Simyone Lounge on September 12, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage for The CW Network)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Gal Gadot attends the World Premiere of 'Fast & Furious 6' at Empire Leicester Square on May 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/WireImage)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - MAY 21: Gal Gadot arrives at the 'Fast & The Furious 6' - Los Angeles Premiere at Gibson Amphitheatre on May 21, 2013 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 11: Actress Gal Gadot attends the Max Mara and W Magazine cocktail party to honor the Women In Film Max Mara Face of the Future Awards recipient Hailee Steinfeld at Beverly Hills Hotel on June 11, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/WireImage)
WESTWOOD, CA - AUGUST 28: Actress Gal Gadot attends the premiere of Universal Pictures' 'Riddick' at the Mann Village Theatre on August 28, 2013 in Westwood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 26: (L-R) Actors Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot and Ben Affleck attend the Warner Bros. Pictures panel and presentation during Comic-Con International 2014 at San Diego Convention Center on July 26, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 11: Actress Gal Gadot from 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice' walks onstage at the Warner Bros. presentation during Comic-Con International 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center on July 11, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 13: Actress Gal Gadot is seen walking in Soho on July 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 14: Actress Gal Gadot is seen walking in Soho on July 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 19: Gal Gadot attends the UK Premiere of 'The Last Witch Hunter' at Empire Leicester Square on October 19, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 15: Gal Gadot is seen at 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on March 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by RB/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MARCH 19: Actress Gal Gadot attends 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' Mexico City photo call at St Regis Hotel on March 19, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Victor Chavez/WireImage)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MARCH 19: Actress Gal Gadot attends the 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' world premiere Mexico City at Auditorio Nacional on March 19, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Victor Chavez/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 20: Actress Gal Gadot attends the 'Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice' New York Premiere at Radio City Music Hall on March 20, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 22: Gal Gadot attends the European Premiere of 'Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice' at Odeon Leicester Square on March 22, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 07: Gal Gadot attends the UK Premiere of 'Criminal' at The Curzon Mayfair on April 7, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 07: Actress/model Gal Gadot attends the 2017 MTV Movie and TV Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on May 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 08: Actress Gal Gadot attends premiere of 20th Century Fox's 'Keeping up with the Joneses' at Fox Studios on October 8, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tara Ziemba/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - OCTOBER 08: Gal Gadot at the 'Keeping Up with the Joneses' Press Conference at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel on October 8, 2016 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Vera Anderson/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 13: Actress Gal Gadot celebrates the unveiling of the renovated Tiffinay & Co. Beverly Hills store at Tiffany & Co. on October 13, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 19: Gal Gadot seen at Jimmy Kimmel Live on October 19, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by PG/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 20: Gal Gadot attends the Ford Warriors in Pink and The Moms host a mamarazzi event and screening for 'Keeping Up With The Joneses' at The London Hotel on October 20, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 21: Actress Gal Gadot attends the Wonder Woman UN Ambassador Ceremony at United Nations on October 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by J. Countess/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: 74th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: Actress Gal Gadot arrives to the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 07: Actor Gal Gadot attends the 2017 MTV Movie And TV Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on May 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - MAY 15: Israeli actress Gal Gadot attends the press conference for film 'Wonder Woman (2017)' on May 15, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: Actress Gal Gadot is seen walking into 'Good Morning America' on May 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: Actress Gal Gadot is seen arriving at Aol Live in Soho on May 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: Gal Gadot visits Build Presents discussing 'Wonder Woman' at Build Studio on May 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Mack/FilmMagic)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0681 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Gal Gadot during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on May 23, 2017 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: Gal Gadot seen out in Manhattan on May 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 25: Actor Gal Gadot attends the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Wonder Woman' at the Pantages Theatre on May 25, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MAY 27: Actress Gal Gadot attends the 'Wonder Woman' Mexico City premiere at Parque Toreo on May 27, 2017 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Victor Chavez/WireImage)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 22: Actor Gal Gadot attends the Warner Bros. Pictures 'Justice League' Presentation during Comic-Con International 2017 at San Diego Convention Center on July 22, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 13: Gal Gadot is seen on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG020/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Gal Gadot backstage during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/MTV1617/Getty Images for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 01: Gal Gadot attends Gal Gadot and Meher Tatna in Conversation with Carla Sosenko at 92nd Street Y on October 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 01: Gal Gadot signs autographs for little girls at 92 Y on October 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 01: Gal Gadot seen at JFK Airport on October 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 19: Actress Gal Gadot attends a basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on October 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
BEIJING, CHINA - OCTOBER 26: Actress Gal Gadot attends 'Justice League' premiere at 798 Art Zone on October 26, 2017 in Beijing, China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
BEIJING, CHINA - OCTOBER 27: Israeli actress and model Gal Gadot attends the fans meeting of film 'Justice League' on October 27, 2017 in Beijing, China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
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