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The Schmooze

Gal Gadot To Israel Eurovision Winner Netta Barzilai: ‘You’re The Real Wonder Woman’

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli actress Gal Gadot congratulated Netta Barzilai for her victory at Eurovision.

Gadot, whose film persona Wonder Woman gets a shout out in Israel’s song “Toy,” posted her good wishes on Instagram, including a video of Barzilai’s acceptance speech, in which she thanked the audience for “choosing different” and for “celebrating diversity.”

Gadot said in her post: “You represent the real wonder in women. So much Truth, confidence and talent. You stand for diversity and you bring fresh beautiful light to the world. and thank you all for voting!!! “

Gadot can be heard on the video saying “What a sweetie, how cute, what a champion.”

Prior to the contest, Gadot encouraged her nearly 20 million Instagram followers to “Vote for Netta!”

On Sunday morning, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made his way to the weekly Cabinet meeting he executed a chicken movement in honor of Barzilai’s victory. He posted a video of the move on his Facebook page saying Boker Toy, instead of Boker Tov, which means good morning.

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