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April 17, 2010

Delegitimize, Double Standard, Demonize

Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem are the only two cities in the Middle East to have gay pride parades. Despite this (in fact, because of this), Israel is demonized at Toronto Gay Pride (hat tip to Gordon via Gay and Right).

Toronto's gay pride parade -funded by sponsors and public money- is being lost to groups unrelated to the celebration of gay pride, creating an exclusionary environment, and bringing the future of Toronto gay's pride parade into question. The film calls for the gay community and all concerned to "Reclaim Our Pride".

And another hat tip to Gordon for Crossing the Line: The Intifada Comes to Campus.

There is one issue that seems to evoke more hostility then any other - Israel. Israel’s Operation Cast Lead at the close of 2008 evoked feelings of resentment and hatred from people throughout the world. There was something “different” about the protests that this war sparked as the line between anti-Israel policy and anti-Semitism became blurred. These protests weren’t just against Israel but also against the Jewish People. Around the world, synagogues and Jewish graves were desecrated and anti-Semitic chants were shouted at protests – even on the streets of America.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at April 17, 2010 07:48 AM

Comments

Yes, the most deluded of the deluded... "Queers for Palestine". These people either have a death wish, are stupid or just completely insane.

Posted by: Andrew Ian Dodge [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 17, 2010 03:00 PM

Proof - Jew hatred really does cause brain damage.

(perhaps its the other way around)

Posted by: Jacobus [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 17, 2010 05:04 PM