Gal Gadot’s Elie Saab gown sparks online row

Lebanese fashion designer Elie Saab received backlash after posting a photo of Israeli actress Gal Gadot wearing his gown. (Photo: Instagram/ @ElieSaabWorld)
Updated 12 January 2018
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Gal Gadot’s Elie Saab gown sparks online row

DUBAI: Lebanese fashion designer Elie Saab received backlash on Wednesday after a photo of Israeli actress Gal Gadot wearing his gown was posted on the label’s official Instagram account.
The picture showed actress wearing one of the designer’s dresses with the caption: “A flawless Gal Gadot in Elie Saab Ready-to-Wear Spring Summer 2018 at the national board of review annual gala in New York.”


The post, which was later deleted, sparked social media outrage with many criticizing the brand for praising Gadot who openly shows support for Israel Defense Forces.
Last year, Lebanon banned the showing of the film Wonder Woman that Gadot was staring in after activists in the country campaigned against its release.
Controversy surrounds the Israeli actress who previously served in the Israeli army before pursuing a career in the Army.
During the 2014 Gaza War that resulted in the death more than 2,100 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces, Gadot voiced her support for “all the boys and girls who are risking their lives protecting my country.”


Farah the Falcon swoops in to predict World Cup results, but will Saudi Arabia win?

Updated 20 June 2018
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Farah the Falcon swoops in to predict World Cup results, but will Saudi Arabia win?

  • More than half her predictions have been accurate, although she was wrong about Egypt
  • Now see her make her swoop for the next Saudi Arabian match

DUBAI: South Africa’s World Cup had Paul the Octopus in 2010, Brazil’s World Cup had Big Head the loggerhead turtle in 2014, now Russia’s World Cup has Farah the Falcon.

However, the feathered flyer predicted Egypt to come out triumphant in Tuesday night’s game against host’s Russia - but the outcome was the opposite.

Farah guessed Saudi Arabia would lose its second game at the tournament against Uruguay on Wednesday.

This is not what any Saudi Arabia fan wants to see (Screenshot/Youtube: Dubai Eye 103.8 Sport)

It has been a rough group stage for Arab nations with all four countries losing their games so far.

Swooping in from her perch on the arm of her trainer, Farah – who is sponsored by UAE-based radio station Dubai Eye – glides towards one of two wooden flags bearing the colors of the countries playing against each other.

The flag she lands on is her predicted winner for the game.

So far, 10 of the 17 games played have been predicted correctly – with two of those ending in draws and seven ending with the predicted winner actually losing. This makes her accuracy at 58.8 percent.

Tunisia is predicted to lose its games on Saturday against Belgium, with Morocco set to suffer the same fate against Portugal on Wednesday according to the feathered foreseer.

Paul the Octopus was the most famous of the animal predictors, predicting 12 out of 14 matches correctly with an accuracy of 85.7 percent.

See how Farah made her Saudi Arabia v Uruguay prediction