I agree that there is very little connection between a pride parade and the Palestinian situation. And I don't think that it really is the right forum for protest against Israel's actions. I was responding to all those posters who thought that the people in QuAIA automatically should be staunch Israel-supporters. Those who didn't think that the protests were ill-suited for the parade but that the protesters, because of their sexual orientation, were ill-suited for protesting. BTW in the previous version of the article we could read that there was a tradition of political activism in the Toronto Pride Parade so it doesn't have to be the wrong forum after all. As to why everything comes back to this conflict my personal guess it's because the occupation has been going on for so long and Israel shows very little interest in ending it. Plus it gets lots of news-coverage since Israel is an open democracy and the area is relatively safe for journalists.
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