We Stand By Free Speech

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Josh Sayles, director of the Community Relations Council for the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, says that people don’t want anti-Israel outspoken singer Roger Waters in Pittsburgh, but opposed to Waters and his other BDS friends, Sayles recognizes the right of those with whom we disagree to peacefully exist among us and to exercise their […]

A Zionist Jew’s Guidelines for the LGBT Community

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Yoav Sivan, a journalist and member of the Jewish Diplomatic Corps of the World Jewish Congress, gives guidelines to activists in the LGBT community who want to keep the all-important value of inclusiveness. When a strong majority of Americans support LGBT equality, it takes a lot for a pride parade in any American city to […]

Group’s mission: Advancing LGBTQ rights in Israel

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Activist and Youth Service Manager Tori Bertran who recently traveled with A Wider Bridge to Israel would like to correct the record after hearing anti-Israel activists’ allegations against our organization: “Throughout almost two weeks of meetings, not once did A Wider Bridge try to push a narrative onto us,” she writes. Tori (left) shares a […]

Can I Be Queer, or a Jew, but Not a Queer Jew?

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Artist and freelance Jewish educational consultant, Rae Antonoff, says that if Jewish participation with even the faintest whiff of Israel supposedly poisons LGBTQ pride parades, then it’s high time we embarked on a serious leadership detox and cleared the way for a less anti-Semitic Pride month next year. Coming out as a bisexual in a […]

It’s Increasingly Difficult to Be Pro-Israel and Queer

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Being pro-Israel at LGBT events has become difficult, LGBT Jewish leaders say, and at times the opposition to Israel has spilled over into making Jews feel uncomfortable about displaying their identity. For years, Laurie Grauer had waved a rainbow flag emblazoned with a Jewish star at the Chicago Dyke March, sometimes marching near activists waving […]

At NY Pride Parade, ‘Intersectionality’ Catches LGBTQ Activists In Crossfire

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LGBTQ Jews who support Israel are increasingly finding themselves caught in the crossfire between the two causes. At a time when the Jewish community is becoming increasingly inclusive of its LGBTQ members, the wider LGBTQ community may be growing less welcoming to its pro-Israel members. At the Chicago Dyke March last Saturday, three women were […]

Nadiya Al-Noor: “Pinkwashing”? Try “Equality”

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Queer Muslim Zionist & Interfaith Activist Nadiya Al-Noor Defends the work of A Wider Bridge On June 24th, 2017, three Jewish women were evicted from the Chicago Dyke March. Their crime? Carrying a rainbow flag emblazoned with a Star of David. March organizers say the flag was making people feel “unsafe.” The women were aggressively […]

Dykes vs. Kikes

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Chicago’s Dyke March targets LGBTQ Jews with old-fashioned anti-Semitism It was only a matter of time before they came for the Jews. Last weekend, organizers of Chicago’s Dyke March asked three participants carrying Jewish LGBT pride flags—a Star of David embossed over the traditional rainbow—to leave. “It was a flag from my congregation which celebrates […]

Gay Pride Marchers With Jewish Flags Told to Leave Chicago Parade

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Jewish people celebrating LGBT Pride in Chicago were told not to display Star of David flags because other people found them ‘offensive.’ The Jewish Star of David flag was banned from the city’s annual Dyke March celebrations, and several people carrying the flag were removed form the march because their presence “made people feel unsafe,” LGBT paper […]

BDS is continuing to spread hate and anti-Semitism across the U.S.

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Israeli-American philanthropist, Adam Milstein, explains why BDS is more of an anti-Semitism movement rather than an anti-Israel one. Adam Milstein A vicious sickness known as anti-Semitism has infected people with hate across centuries, cultures, and continents — and Jewish communities have often paid the price for it. In the U.S., after decades of historic declines […]