Apparently there is Hebrew writing on the front panel of Darth Vader’s armor.
It is hard to make out some letters, and the second line is written upside-down.
There is another version (in the photo on the right) from an Empire Strikes Back promotional photo. It looks less like it is consistently created from Hebrew letters – on which I’ll say more below.I don’t think this problem has ever been taken to epigraphers used to dealing with even more obscure bits of Hebrew text. Fortunately, this blog has readers who fall into that category. Do any of you care to take a crack at this? I bet you can provide some decisive answers, even if only to say that some of it is at best misspelled and at worst gibberish.
Some or all of it may make sense if it is an attempt to render some words from English into Hebrew by someone who does not actually know Hebrew. If it is supposed to be Hebrew, then that seems the most likely scenario.
But it may also be an attempt to create an alien alphabet using some Hebrew letters as a prototype (several of the aliens in Star Wars in fact spoke human languages), in which case, an attempt to read it as Hebrew may not solve the problem.