Mudslinging Over Israel's 'Pinkwashing' Obscures the Real Solutions

Activists should be fighting for LGBTQ equality as if there was no Israeli occupation, and fighting the occupation whether or not officials use Israel’s LGBTQ record as a public relations tactic.

I am neither an Israeli citizen, nor gay. But I am a Jew and a Zionist, and I also am what’s known in LGBTQ parlance as an “ally.” In addition to devoting my life’s work to understanding Israel in all its complexities and much of my community-engaged research to following LGBTQ issues in Judaism, I sit on the board of a liberal Zionist organization in North America, and am active in a grassroots...