‘Pinkwashing’ is het nieuwe modewoord tegen Israel, dat helaas ook al tot de mainstream media is doorgedrongen en de betekenis heeft dat Israel haar misdaden tegen de Palestijnen wegwast met fabeltjes over homo- en lesborechten in het land. Dit is niet alleen onjuist maar ook hypocriet, vooral van mensen die zelf voor deze rechten zijn; in plaats van Israel weer van alles te beschuldigen kunnen ze beter Palestijnse en andere Arabische homo’s steunen, aldus Scott Piro:
Israel's queer foes are the real "pinkwashers," because they conveniently ignore the horrors committed against LGBT people throughout the Middle East in order to focus only on the Jewish state. If the term "pinkwashing" is about covering up facts to push one's agenda, then anti-Israel queer activists are choking on their own hypocrisy and self-righteousness.
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Posted: 12/21/11 01:22 PM ET
In 2007 the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs initiated a nation-branding campaign informally known as "Beyond the Conflict." The goal was to change people's perception of Israel from a war zone populated by the ultrareligious to a more normal place -- rich with culture, dominated by high-tech and scientific achievement, and grounded in identifiable, Western values.
· Israel has passed anti-discrimination laws protecting LGBTs
It seems bizarre to me that LGBT groups call for a boycott of Israel and say nothing about countries like Iran, where gay men are hanged or stoned to death... [t]hinking it's better to be silent about regimes that kill gay people, but good to condemn the only country in the Middle East that rescues and protects gay people. Is that supposed to be a sick joke?