Because there's no shame in airing Israel's diry laundry in public.

How Israel tries to clean up its image as a violator of Palestinian human rights through misleading LGBT, environmental and Jewish identity PR campaigns.

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This is the archive for June, 2013.

  • Why Pinkwashing Matters

    Last night, Jewish Voice for Peace hosted an online workshop entitled “Why Pinkwashing Matters.” The event was hosted by Wendy Elisheva Somerson and Tallie Ben Daniel, both experts on the subject. Somerson has written about pinkwashing for outlets like Tikkun and Bitch Magazine, while Ben Daniel is a Ph.D. candidate whose dissertation—Branding Israel—is currently in […]

  • Toronto Pride receives funding despite Queers Against Israeli Apartheid participation

    The term pinkwashing generally refers to the use of Israel’s “gay-friendly” image to distract from human rights abuses in Palestine. But it can also describe the censoring of Israel/Palestine discussions within queer communities, claiming the issue is too divisive or overly political. The events unfolding recently in Toronto are an example of the latter. After […]

  • Al-Araqib and the Jewish National Fund

    The Jewish National Fund describes itself as a “charitable organization specializing in development of Israeli land and infrastructure, especially planting trees.” But despite its claims toward environmentalism, the organization has been implicated in the repeated destruction of Palestinian land. According to a new report by Adalah—the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel—the Israeli […]

  • Put a Rainbow on It [VIDEO]

    Reteaching Gender & Sexuality recently published a Youtube video called “Put a Rainbow on It.” A spoof of Portlandia’s “Put a Bird on It,” the video “is a playful way to reference and reflect on some of the (mis)uses of the rainbow pride flag.” In a key scene of the film, two girls are looking […]