Gal Gadot in troubled waters for wearing Lebanese dress

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Israeli actress Gal Gadot wore an Elie Saab designer gown to accept an award from the National Board of Review in NY on Tuesday night.

Gadot wore the one-shoulder blue dress with a thigh-high slit to collect the organization's "Spotlight" award alongside Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins.

However, the image sparked outrage as Saab is Lebanese, and Gadot's home country of Israel has been at war with Lebanon since 1948.

Elie Saab's Instagram page posted an image of Gadot with a description of the "flawless" actor in the brand's Ready-to-Wear Spring Summer 2018.

Lebanese TV producer Farah Shami wrote on Twitter that she doesn't "have a problem with her wearing @ElieSaabWorld but I do have a problem with posting her picture from Elie Saab's account and bragging about an ex Israeli soldier wearing his dress!"

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Lebanese journalist Heba Bitar was among those to comment, writing on social media: 'I love and respect Elie Saab, but is he really happy an Israeli actress wore a dress he designed?'

Gadot is an Israeli actress and former Israel Defense Forces combat trainer. Someone told her that his three-year-old saw the movie, and when the movie ended, the boy said, "When I grow up, I want to be a woman!"

"Wonder Woman" screenings were banned in Lebanon following a campaign against its star's Israeli background. It was reportedly blocked by the government because of the star's nationality and her support for Israel's army.

Crowned Miss Israel, she then went on to serve the mandatory two-year military service in Israel.

Gadot added that when she began her career, there were very few female-led films, and even fewer female directors.

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