(JTA) — Gal Gadot might have decided for a while to steer clear of current events after drawing criticism for her rendition of John Lennon’s “Imagine” during the height of the COVID pandemic. But the Israeli movie star was so moved by the deepening conflict in her country that she posted a message to her 53 million Instagram followers on Wednesday.
“My heart breaks,” the “Wonder Woman” star, who served in the Israeli army, wrote Wednesday.
“My country is at war,” Gadot continued. “I worry for my family, my friends. I worry for my people. This is a vicious cycle that has been going on for far too long. Israel deserves to live as a free and safe nation. Our neighbors deserve the same … I pray for better days.”
Gadot was one of countless celebrities to weigh in on the conflict, which has grown fierce over a matter of days and resulted so far in the deaths of six Israelis and over 50…