Speaking Event: Pinkwashing Apartheid
Sherry Wolf is a public speaker, writer, socialist and Palestine solidarity activist with Adalah-NY. She blogs at SherryTalksBack.wordpress.com.
Imprisoned behind hundreds of miles of border walls, subjected to indiscriminate killings, and deprived of basic human dignity, Palestinians are asking for our solida
Apologists for Israel push a "pinkwashing" public relations campaign that promotes a supposedly progressive record of LGBT rights to divert attention away from apartheid conditions and to conjure an image of Israel as a democratic "light unto the nations."
No amount of pinkwashing can justify apartheid or the genocidal violence faced by Palestinians. In Sherry's words: "It is up to activists - Jewish lesbians like myself, straight gentiles, everyone who cares about social justice - to stand up to Israel's racist policies and those who help to veil them."