Don’t Buy The Historically Illiterate ‘Backlash’ Over Marvel’s Israeli Superhero

Don’t Buy The Historically Illiterate ‘Backlash’ Over Marvel’s Israeli Superhero


At the D23 Expo this week, Marvel announced that “Captain America: New World Order” will feature Sabra, an Israeli superhero, to be played by Shira Haas. And, naturally, journalists began highlighting voices of progressive “anti-Zionists” with negligible social media followings to gin up controversy (most of the Twitter accounts numbered in hundreds; though Vulture did find one person with 2,000.) “Marvel’s new Israeli forces superhero Sabra is beyond problematic” says The Independent. “Though we know little about Sabra’s storyline in the Captain America franchise, we know the comics from which Sabra originates and the enemies who she usually fights.”

Terrorists?

It only takes a quick bit of research to learn Sabra’s first comic cameo was in “Incredible Hulk” No. 250 in August 1980 and

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