Gal Gadot Is the U.S. Ambassador Israel Doesn’t Deserve

A ‘Frankenstein’s monster’ of Lior Raz’s scrappy body and Bar Refaeli’s cold soul would be a more apt reflection of modern Israel than ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ star Gal Gadot, whose superpower is her unwavering affability

Adrian Hennigan
Adrian Hennigan
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Watching Gal Gadot laugh and charm her way through various late-night U.S. talk shows in recent weeks, I kept wondering what the “Wonder Woman” star might say if a host slipped the Lasso of Truth around her and asked about her native land.

You could argue that the Rosh Ha’ayin-born actress, 35, is currently Israel’s greatest export: a former beauty queen who projects an aw-shucks, girl-next-door quality that does as much to normalize Israel globally as any quid pro quo deals with Arab states. Call it soft-focus power.