Jews Banned from Gay Parade Over "Triggering" Stars of David

Welcome to intersectionality. It's a twenty-dollar word for anti-Semitism.

It's not anti-Semitism. It's anti-Zionism. It just happens to be completely and totally indistinguishable from anti-Semitism.

One marcher, Laurel Grauer, said she was harassed by other Dyke March attendees before being told she needed to leave with her flag.

“It was a flag from my congregation which celebrates my queer, Jewish identity which I have done for over a decade marching in the Dyke March with the same flag," she told Windy City Times.

“They were telling me to leave because my flag was a trigger to people that they found offensive,” she added. “Prior to this [march] I had never been harassed or asked to leave and I had always carried the flag with me.”

The organizers of the march told the Times the event was a pro-Palestinian and anti-Zionist one and that the flags made people feel unsafe.

One Dyke March collective member, asked by Windy City Times for a response, said the women were told to leave because the flags "made people feel unsafe," that the march was "anti-Zionist" and "pro-Palestinian."

"They were telling me to leave because my flag was a trigger to people that they found offensive," Grauer said. "Prior to this [march] I had never been harassed or asked to leave and I had always carried the flag with me."

Another of those individuals asked to leave was an Iranian Jew Eleanor Shoshany-Anderson.

"I was here as a proud Jew in all of my identities," Shoshany-Anderson asserted. "The Dyke March is supposed to be intersectional. I don't know why my identity is excluded from that. I fell that, as a Jew, I am not welcome here."

Jews are not welcome in the left. Unless they make war on other Jews. And even then, they eventually get gulaged.

That's the comprehensive history of the left. And some people refuse to learn from history. You can't be a proud Jew and a leftist. 

Now the obvious irony here is that gay rights groups have pressured the St. Patrick's Day parade to admit gay marchers waving rainbow flags. But what's good for the goose, isn't good for the gander. The St. Patrick's Day parade can't exclude gay people, but the Dyke March can exclude Jews.

Welcome to intersectionality. It's a twenty-dollar word for anti-Semitism.

Iliana Figueroa, a Dyke March Collective member, spoke to Chicagoist Sunday afternoon about the mounting criticisms on social media that Dyke March is facing in the wake of the march for the decision to ask the three people to leave. She says the Dyke March Collective is not anti-Semitic, and the decision reflected the members' desire to support pro-Palestinian participants who believed the flags symbolized Zionism.

"Yesterday during the rally we saw three individuals carrying Israeli flags super imposed on rainbow flags. Some folks say they are Jewish Pride flags. But as a Collective we are very much pro-Palestine, and when we see these flags we know a lot of folks who are under attack by Israel see the visuals of the flag as a threat, so we don't want anything in the [Dyke March] space that can inadvertently or advertently express Zionism," she said. "So we asked the folks to please leave. We told them people in the space were feeling threatened."

The Star of David is the primary Jewish symbol. If you ban that, you ban Jews. But the Star of David apparently makes anti-Semitic leftists feel threatened. So the March was made Judenrein.

Another demonstration that anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism.

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