Those Labour activists who advocate for anti-Zionism (an opposition to the existence of a Jewish state) are doing just that by demanding that, for acceptance into their ‘progressive’ community, Jews renounce and abandon a key component of their Jewish identity.
As pro-Israel LGBT rights activist Scott Piro argued previously on these pages, the real queer foes are those (like the Guardian Jerusalem correspondents) who consistently ignore the horrors committed against LGBTs in the Palestinian territories – and throughout the Middle East – in order to satisfy their readers’ malign obsession with the world’s only Jewish state.
Palestinians, it seems, are not quite the peace and social justice warriors of media lore. They are arguably ‘far-right’, and certainly far from ‘woke’.
Cross posted from the blog, Jacobinism In a 2012 article for the Guardian, Jonathan Freedland had defended his friend Mehdi Hasan by convicting Hasan’s critics of a strange form of racism: [Subtle examples] […]
In devastating news for “liberal” anti-Zionist activists, Tel Aviv voted best gay city in the world!
H/T Carl If you recall, an op-ed the New York Times published by Sarah Schulman, in Nov., actually accused Israel of attempting to demonstrate its liberal nature by highlighting the nation’s acceptance of gays. Schulman […]
How pejorative characterization of U.S. supporters of Israel crept into CiF essay about Rick Santorum
Dan Savage’s report in CiF America (Rick Santorum’s homophobic frothing, Jan 5) was ostensibly about the anti-gay politics of Republican Presidential candidate, Rick Santorum. However, as with so many critiques of American […]
This essay was written by Scott Piro, and originally published at the blog of Ray Cook In 2007, the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs initiated a nation-branding campaign informally known as ‘Beyond the Conflict.’ […]
As a video follow-up to our post, Real Liberals Love Israel (an Elder of Ziyon production), we proudly present the following by “Size Doesn’t Matter.“ In fact, Israel’s progressive stance on the rights […]