Online Palestinian propaganda organ The Electronic Intifada justifies the exclusion of Jewish participants from a Chicago lesbian march for displaying a gay pride flag emblazoned with a Star of David:
The pro-Israel group accusing Chicago’s Dyke March of anti-Semitism for asking several people, including its Midwest manager, to leave, has a history of fabrications about attacks against Jews.
A Wider Bridge made global headlines this weekend with its claims about the incident in which several individuals were asked not to display “rainbow Jewish flags” at the Dyke March in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood on Saturday.
The flags had blue stars similar to those on Israel’s flag, on a rainbow background.
Those told to leave the march fabricated nothing:
The Dyke March Collective is not apologizing to A Wider Bridge and laments that “our celebration of dyke, queer, and trans solidarity was partially overshadowed by our decision to ask three individuals carrying Israeli flags superimposed on rainbow flags to leave the rally.”
The group said that the decision to ask three people to leave “was made after they repeatedly expressed support for Zionism during conversations with Chicago Dyke March Collective members.”
The Star of David was the problem:
The group For The People Artists Collective, whose members were present at the Dyke March, offered a similar account.
FTP Artists Collective said that the marchers carrying the flags “were approached and engaged by both Palestinian and Jewish anti-Zionist participants of the march” in order to “find out more about the intention behind the flags, as they are often seen at Israeli pride parades, are widely used in pinkwashing efforts and were visually reminiscent of the Israeli flag due to the color and placement of the star.”
Good point, Israel’s flag is virtually indistinguishable from the Jewish gay pride flag.
Jews are then accused of using the Star of David for propaganda purposes:
“We recognize and affirm that the Star of David is a Jewish symbol and not inherently connected to Israel or Zionism,” FTP Artists Collective added. “The cooptation of the Star of David by the state of Israel is deeply saddening and makes it hard to distinguish between imperialist ideology and non-state, religious belief.”
The Star of David is not only a symbol of the Israeli state, but of its army, which carries out the kind of mass violence against Palestinians that is currently being examined as possible war crimes by the International Criminal Court.
Thus Chicago lesbians are perpetrators of war crimes. The left is intellectually bankrupt.