'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 my queer, Jewish identity," Laurel Grauer told the Windy City Times. According to the paper, Grauer "lost count of the number of people who harassed her" at the festival. The only other individuals to be treated in such fashion were a contingent of Christian anti-gay activists, whom marchers surrounded with "sheets of tarpaulin, trans pride flags and bed linen" so that their hateful signs could not be seen.
Asked to explain why they would kick Jews out of their event, Dyke March organizers were unapologetic and unambiguous. The flags, they explained, "made people feel unsafe" and the march was "anti-Zionist." Forget equating a piece of cloth with an act of physical intimidation, an illustration of the hysterical progressive rhetoric that likens speech to "violence." There was nothing "Zionist" about the allegedly threatening flag (other than its containing the Star of David, which also appears on the Israeli flag). What made these people "feel unsafe" was the presence of Jews. Censoring this Jewish symbol, meanwhile, organizers were perfectly content to let participants wave the flag of Palestine, a political entity where LGBT people are routinely harassed and murdered.
Last weekend's outrage in Chicago is but the latest example of Jews being written out of progressive movements. Whether Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party or Linda Sarsour's #Resistance, Jews are not only being made to feel unwelcome in left-leaning spaces, but anti-Semitism—masked as anti-Zionism—is becoming a marker of virtue. These episodes of ostracism are almost always undertaken to appease Muslims, which makes no sense under any circumstances, least of all for the LGBT community, which is welcomed and celebrated in the world's only Jewish country and subject to state-sponsored harassment, imprisonment, and murder in nearly every Muslim-majority one.'
More here at The Tablet http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/238762/dykes-vs-kikes
No coverage on the institutionally anti Israel BBC.
More anti Semitism masquerading as anti Zionism all over the world.