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June 5, 2017 4:29 pm

Gal Gadot: A Role Model and Real Life Wonder Woman

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Gal Gadot in an ad for “Wonder Woman.” Photo: Twitter.

“Wonder Woman” was released earlier this month in movie theaters worldwide, with Jewish actress Gal Gadot playing the iconic female superhero.

I have met and spent time with Gal and her husband, Yaron Versano, on a few occasions and have found them to be good, down-to-earth people. Gal is a great caring parent and a true Jewish role model. It is wonderful that this beautiful, smart, talented woman has achieved her dreams, after working so hard to do so.

Gal was formerly Miss Israel and a soldier of the Israel Defense Forces, making her a fitting choice for the role which has been described as “arguably one of the most powerful female characters of all time and a fan favorite in the DC Universe.”

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She was born in Rosh Ha’ayin and has shown that she stands with Israel and is proud to be Jewish.

“I definitely have a strong sense of my Jewish and Israeli identity,” she told the website Totally Jewish. “I was brought up in a very Jewish, Israeli family environment, so of course my heritage is very important to me. I want people to have a good impression of Israel.”

Gal told CNN last week that she wants to inspire positivity in the world, noting that “it was really important for us to convey a message and to remind people about good things like love and hopefulness. If we have that more, we’ll have a better society.”

Gal Gadot is someone everyone should be rooting for.

Ronn Torossian is CEO of 5WPR, and a regular contributor to The Algemeiner.

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