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.”


WWE universal champion Roman Reigns to face Brock Lesnar, BraunStrowman at Crown Jewel in Riyadh

Updated 19 September 2018
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WWE universal champion Roman Reigns to face Brock Lesnar, BraunStrowman at Crown Jewel in Riyadh

RIYADH: WWE universal champion Roman Reigns will defend his title against Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman in a Triple Threat Match at the mega Crown Jewel held in Riyadh, which will also include the first-ever wrestling World Cup tournament. 

In partnership with the Saudi General Sports Authority, WWE will present the Crown Jewel at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, on November 2. 

General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia Chairman His Excellency Turki Al Sheikh, WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, invite the world to celebrate this signature event. Following the sold-out Greatest Royal Rumble in April, this is the second event as part of a long-term partnership between WWE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The Crown Jewel will stream live on WWE Network and be available on pay-per-view outside of the Middle East. Ticket availability and regional broadcast information will be announced in the coming weeks.

WWE has a 10-year contract with Saudi Arabia. WWE previously held the Greatest Royal Rumble in April, just a couple weeks after WrestleMania 34.