No Pinkwashing! Queers for Palestine!

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Wednesday 22.05.2013 h. 7pm @Klit

queer palestine

RQAC and Allies invite you

to discuss a topic of primary importance for our understanding of values and politics: the political strategy of pinkwashing. This term refers to the Israeli strategy of covering its violations of Palestinians’ human rights and illegal occupation of Palestine through an apparent openness toward gay reclamations. or better: “Israeli pinkwashing is a potent method through which the terms of Israeli occupation of Palestine are reiterated – Israel is civilised, Palestinians are barbaric, homophobic, uncivilised, suicide-bombing fanatics. It produces Israel as the only gay-friendly country in an otherwise hostile region […]. In reproducing orientalist tropes of Palestinian sexual backwardness, it also denies the impact of colonial occupation on the degradation and containment of Palestinian cultural norms and values.” (J. Puar, “Israel’s Gay Propaganda War”, The Guardian, July 2010, http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/jul/01/israels-gay-propaganda-war).

Pinkwashing in this meaning is directly linked with a state’s wish…

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