Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib Respond to PA Ban on LGBTQ Activities

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    ...The post by Al-Qaws lists five ways to "support Palestinian queers." It includes a call to "realize that colonialism, patriarchy and homophobia are all connected forms of oppression" and to "steer clear of pinkwashing" as a necessary part of reporting on the issue.

    "Pinkwashing" is a term used to denote a country using gay rights as an attempt to promote itself.

    As part of the call to recognize the forms of oppression, the group writes that "singling out incidents of homophobia in Palestinian society ignores the complexities of Israel's colonization and military occupation being a contributing factor to Palestinian LGBTQ oppression."
    Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib respond to Palestinian Authority's LGBTQ ban

    No. This is not somehow Israel's fault.
     
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    I don't think the Ultra Orthodox like it very well.
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    The ultra-Orthodox make up a growing percentage of Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank, a sign of the rapidly expanding population of strictly religious Jews as Israel approaches the 70th anniversary of its founding on May 14.

    With more than 56,000 residents, Beitar Illit is one of the most populated settlements in the West Bank, the Palestinian territory under Israeli occupation for more than half a century.


    Most residents are ultra-Orthodox and strictly observe Jewish law in all aspects of daily life.

    Men dress in black suits while women wear long dresses and cover their heads. There are no movie theatres, and traffic comes to a halt for 24 hours from Friday evening to mark Shabbat, the weekly day of rest.
    Ultra-Orthodox population grows in Israeli settlements
     
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    Address the topic.
     
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    Lol blame Muslim discrimination against gays on Israel. What a crock
     
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    Tel Aviv=pink washing.

    That's rich.
     
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    I did. What is this about Israel or Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib ?
     
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    Where do the Ultra Orthodox live, in the West Bank:
    The Haredim: Opponents of the LGBT Advancements in Israel
    Reasoning Behind the Haredi Belief System and Consequences
    One group in strong opposition to the LGBT movement is the ultra-orthodox sector, the haredim, who comprise almost 20% of Israeli society (Roginsky lecture, 10 Jan 2017) and whose numbers are growing rapidly. The haredim disapprove of same-sex marriage because it is a clear biblical prohibition. In the Bible, homosexual intercourse is described as to’evah, and the Talmud views the word as a composite of to’eh atah bah, or “you have gone astray.”[17] No homosexual marriages can be conducted in Israeli courts, and the haredim view such relationships as an abomination. Haredi have consistently had representation in the Knesset and also consistently vote against pro-LGBT laws.
    Third Place — A Critical Examination of Israeli LGBT Advancements: Genuine Progress or Attempts at Elevated Global Status? | The Yale Review of International Studies
     
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    Blaming Israel for the ban from the PA.
     
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    Muslims throw gays off rooftops. Stop sounding so damn ignorant.
    All abrahamic faith's condemn homosexuality.
     
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    This is the Tel-Aviv Pride Parade, is one of the world’s most lauded LGBT events – and it is quite a scene to behold. Tel-Aviv itself is frequently ranked one of the most gay-friendly destinations in the world, and Israel is often considered the most liberal country in the Middle East, especially in regard to LGBT matters. Despite this, some critics claim that Israeli society is not as progressive as the government attempts to portray. As of today, Israel still does not recognize gay marriage, and a significant proportion of the population views the LGBT community as a disgrace.
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    I'm sure there are no gays in Israel, but they just visit there.
     

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