arts and culture

Korea 2015: return to the motherland

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Korea 2015: return to the motherland by Pauline Park In June 2015, I returned to Korea for the first time since I left at the age of seven and-a-half months old; it was a momentous trip. These are some photos from the month I spent in the Land of the Morning Calm. Monday, June 15 […]

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Jerusalem Day 2014

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May 28 is ‘Jerusalem Day’ (Hebrew: יום ירושלים, Yom Yerushalayim), “an Israeli national holiday commemorating the reunification of Jerusalem and the establishment of Israeli control over the Old City in the aftermath of the June 1967 Six-Day War. The day is officially marked by state ceremonies and memorial services” (Wikipedia). But for Palestinians, Jerusalem Day […]

Israel/Palestine

Israel/Palestine & the not-so-United Kingdom

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Israel/Palestine & the not-so-United Kingdom   “Would a BBC interviewer be willing to hand over half of Britain to people who made a habit of killing Britons? That was the question Habayit Hayehudi chairman Naftali Bennett posed on BBC’s ‘Hard Talk’ on Tuesday, when interviewer Stephen Sackur asked about Bennett’s objection to granting Palestinians sovereignty,” Ha’aretz […]

Israel/Palestine

“LGBT Center ‘Gave the Community the Finger’ in ‘Israeli Apartheid Week’ Dispute” (Village Voice, 5.12.11)

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Gayz Pauline Park Q&A: LGBT Center ‘Gave the Community the Finger’ in ‘Israeli Apartheid Week’ Dispute By Steven Thrasher Thu., May 12 2011 at 11:17 AM 60 Comments Categories: Featured, Gayz, Israel, Steven Thrasher ​Veteran transgender activist Pauline Park — responsible for adding the “T” to Manhattan’s LGBT Center — blasts the center’s controversial decision in March to cave to pressure from pro-Zionist gay-porn impresario Michael Lucas […]

LGBT

Israeli/Palestinian conflict breaks out at the NYC LGBT Community Center

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On 5 March 2011, LGBT supporters of Palestinian human rights protested the LGBT Community Center’s cancellation of an Israeli Apartheid Week event scheduled for that evening. The Israeli/Palestinian Conflict Breaks Out at the NYC  LGBT Community Center Among the issues that Americans lump under the rubric of ‘foreign affairs,’ perhaps the most divisive and the […]