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Sunday, March 6 • 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Pinkwashing Israel/Palestine: It’s Not Black and White

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As the State of Israel seeks to boost its public image, and boost tourist dollars, one way it has done so has been to highlight its excellent record on LGBT equality.  Israel’s critics, however, call this “pinkwashing” – the attempt to whitewash/pinkwash Israel’s occupation of the West Bank by depicting Israel as a liberal democracy.  The battle has grown fierce, leading to boycotts and denunciations from right and left.  Which side is right?  What are the facts and the values at issue, and what do they say about how all of us – left, right, gay, straight, Zionist, anti-Zionist – formulate our political allegiances and solidarities?

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Jay Michaelson

Rabbi Dr. Jay Michaelson is the author of six books and three hundred articles on religion, sexuality, law, and contemplative practice. He is a weekly columnist for the Daily Beast and the Forward newspaper, and is a frequent commentator on public affairs on National Public Radio... Read More →

Sunday March 6, 2016 12:00pm - 12:50pm EST