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Tue Jun 26, 2018, 04:06 PM

(Jewish Group) After banning Jewish flag, Chicago Dyke March displays PLO flags

After banning Jewish flag, Chicago Dyke March displays PLO flags
Arutz Sheva
26 June 2018

The Chicago Dyke March, an LGBT pride parade, prominently featured Palestinian flags one year after ejecting marchers waving Jewish flags.

Participants in Sunday’s march can be seen waving Palestinian flags in a video posted by the Windy City Times, a newspaper serving Chicago’s LGBT community. Marchers also waved Mexican, Puerto Rican and rainbow flags, and chanted “No pride in occupation, no pride in deportation,” according to the newspaper. The march this year was explicitly “a very pro-Palestinian event,” according to the Windy City Times.

Last year, three women were ejected from the Dyke March for waving rainbow flags emblazoned with Jewish stars. Critics accused the march of anti-Semitism, and one woman at the march wrote on Facebook that “Removing those flags, and the people who marched with it, shows a deep level of ignorance, and yes, it also shows antisemitism masquerading as liberal values.” One of the ejected women, Laurel Grauer, works for A Wider Bridge, a pro-Israel LGBT group.

“People asked me if I was a Zionist and I said ‘yes, I do care about the State of Israel, but I also believe in a two-state solution and an independent Palestine,'” Grauer said last year. “It’s hard to swallow the idea of inclusion when you are excluding people from that. People are saying ‘You can be gay but not in this way.’ We do not feel welcomed. We do not feel included.” March organizers said last year in a statement that the women were ejected because they were pro-Israel while the march was explicitly anti-Zionist, and because of the Jewish star flag’s “similarity to the Israeli flag and the flag’s long history of use in pinkwashing efforts.”

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Given the PLO puts homosexual people to death, I am not sure I understand this.

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still_one Jun 2018 #1
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Response to MosheFeingold (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2018, 04:31 PM

1. I think you understand it very well. They can rationalize or pad it over with every lame excuse or

rationalization they want, but the bottom line is their hatred of Jews trumps gay rights



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Response to still_one (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 26, 2018, 04:38 PM

2. Bingo!

And it is a hatred of Jews, not some goddamned political issue with Israel. Israel is nothing more than a cover for them.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 26, 2018, 04:50 PM

3. That is one of their most overused lame excuses that they use BTA

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Response to still_one (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 26, 2018, 05:05 PM

4. You're probably right

I am, as constantly noted, loathe to attribute anything to antisemitism that might be rationally explained by anything else.

It's probably a defensive mechanism. I like people, and I don't want to think badly of anyone, if I can avoid it.

But, yes, I am at a loss for any reason for this, other than what you state.

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Response to MosheFeingold (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 26, 2018, 05:08 PM

5. I think there is a good reason why a lot of us who are Jewish have that defensive mechanism

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