Choice of Israeli actress for role in Marvel movie draws criticism

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 The choice of an Israeli actress for the role in the Marvel film caused a flurry of criticism

Pro-Palestinian organizations have slammed Marvel's recent announcement that actress Shira Haas will appear in the next Captain America movie. as Israeli superhero Sabra.

The Middle East Institute denounced the move, saying that “By glorifying the Israeli military and police, Marvel encourages Israeli violence against Palestinians and allows the continued oppression of millions of Palestinians living under an authoritarian military regime.” Israel.

Critics have also argued that many of the Arab characters Sabra interacts with in the comic are portrayed as misogynists and anti-Semites and wondered if those portrayals would be the same in the film. Marvel tried to ease the tension by telling CNN that “characters are always being reimagined to fit contemporary cinema and audiences.”

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