After a global tour, pinkwashing comes home
While LGBT rights have entered the Israeli mainstream, local LGBT activists should be wary of associating themselves with politicians who support the oppression of other groups.
For the first time in an Israeli election, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues have become significant topics of discussion. When Likud-Yisrael Beiteinu candidate and former Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir's son Yair Shamir stirred up a storm with disparaging comments about same-sex marriage, other political parties used it to attack Shamir's own party. At the same time, Likud Minister Limor Livnat...
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