Kirchik's 'Foundation for the Defense of Democracies' is a mis-named organization whose raison d'etre is being pro-Israel - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Alfie
    • 06.04.12 | 12:16 (IDT)

    As Ottawan points out, this is 'Democracy Washing' - or not saying quite what you mean. Kirchick is right that "we treat gays better" is not trotted out directly as a defense of the occupation, but this one detail is used to demonize Arabs whenever convenient, and whenever the larger issue of the occupation comes up. Very often the people who use this argument have very little interest in gay issues. Note the rhetoric - "far left gay activists" - this is essentially a propaganda piece.

    from the article: The fallacy of the 'pinkwashing' argument
    First published 02:16 06.04.12 | Last updated 02:16 06.04.12
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