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 […]

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“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 […]

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Gays Debate ‘Pinkwashing’ as N.Y. Center Reverses Ban on Israel-Related Events (Forward, 2.20.13)

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Gays Debate ‘Pinkwashing’ as N.Y. Center Reverses Ban on Israel-Related Events Pro-Israel Advocates Slam Theory as Critics Push Conference Green Light: Sarah Schulman hopes she can now go forward with a talk about her book, which is critical of Israel, at the LGBT Center. By Josh Nathan-Kazis Published February 20, 2013, issue of March 01, 2013. A […]

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Trans Feminism: Speaking My Truth to Power

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Transfeminism Speaking My Truth to Power by Pauline Park Is there a ‘trans feminism’? And if so, what is it? Given that feminism itself is such a charged subject and transgender identity is a contested domain, that question is a productive one even if one not easy to answer. It was in graduate school (1988-94) […]

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Der Spiegel & the false construction of Israel as a haven for queer Palestinians

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Der Spiegel, the leading news magazine in Germany, is renowned for the quality of its investigative reporting. On 8 April 2012, the magazine posted to its website an extremely misguided op-ed entitled, “Es ist besser, du stirbst” (“It is better that you die”) under the heading ‘Homosexualität in Palästina’ (Homosexuality in Palestine) by Gil Yaron of Tel Aviv. In his op-ed, Yaron describes […]