Saturday, July 1, 2017

The star of David was not welcome at Lesbian march in Chicago

THE TOWER
By David Gerstman
The star of David is one of Judaism’s basic symbols. It dates back many centuries before the founding of the state of Israel. It is worn by all Jewish chaplains in the U.S. Army, and Nazis forced Jews across Europe to wear it to identify themselves. 
CHICAGO---Three women who attended last Saturday’s Chicago Dyke March were expelled for displaying rainbow LGBT flags embossed with Jewish stars. The blatant anti-Semitic discrimination prompted harsh criticism from both the Anti-Defamation League and A Wider Bridge, an organization committed to improving ties between the LGBT communities in the United States and Israel. Rather than reconsider its stance in the face of widespread condemnation, the Chicago Dyke March Collective not only refused to apologize but actually defended its discriminatory decision. In an official statement released on Tuesday, the group claimed that Zionism, the movement for Jewish national self-determination, “is an inherently white-supremacist ideology.” [More]