The Wrong Way for Jewish Leaders to Battle anti-Semitism and the anti-Israel Left in the LGBTQ Community

Attempting to debunk the weak anti-Israel libel of pinkwashing at the Chicago LGBTQ conference, we unintentionally promoted the much more nefarious anti-Semitic trope that Jews wield disproportionate power to get their way.

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Revelers wave rainbow flags during the annual gay pride parade in Tel Aviv June 13, 2014.
Revelers wave rainbow flags during the annual gay pride parade in Tel Aviv June 13, 2014. Credit: Reuters
People take part in the annual LGBT Pride Parade in Milan, June 27, 2015.Credit: AFP
Protesters at an LGBTQ conference in Chicago accused Israel of obscuring its treatment of Palestinians by touting its record on gay rights. Credit: Courtesy of A Wider Bridge

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