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UOT - September 05 2013 -Pinkwashing

UOT - September 05 2013 -Pinkwashing

“Pinkwashing is a strategy used in order to gain LGBT support for the Israeli state by painting a picture of Israel as a safe-haven for gays against the backdrop of an oppressive and backward Middle-East. Israel’s mythologized acceptance of gays has been used on the international stage to take the focus away its ongoing and brutal oppression of Palestinians.”
(Tadamon! & Queer McGill Political Action Working Group)

On this show we focus on Israel's constant attempt to Pinkwash its crime. we mainly addressed the following points:
- What is Pinkwashing
- When and why Israel started using this strategy
- Positive vs negative Pinkwashing campaigns
- Initiatives taken by the LGBTQ community to counter Israel's Pinkwashing campaign
- Katherine Franke boycott of the 2012 Equality Forum

more info also at:
QUAIA (Queers Against Israeli Apartheid):
PQBDS (Palestinian Queers for BDS):

Song played:
Manakeer by Haya Zaatry