Bomb threats, a frozen Kotel compromise, Zionists banned from pride parades, neo-Nazis rising and hurricanes hitting—not a good year for the Jews.
During the Charlottesville riots, 800 miles away, a group of American Jews fought back against the exclusion of Zionists from the Chicago Slutwalk.
“We still stand behind Dyke March Chicago’s decision to remove the Zionist contingent from their event, & we won’t allow Zionist displays at ours.”
“this makes me so damn sad,” one person tweeted in response.
“You attacked, humiliated and robbed me of a job. No tears. I forgive you. Just hope you learn how destructive and pointless hatred is.”
“Zio tears replenish my electrolytes!” the tweet read.
Gretchen Rachel Hammond was permanently moved to the sales department. She says she is now looking for work elsewhere.
The Star of David holds much more value for our people than serving as the center of Israel’s flag: it means being unapologetically, publicly Jewish.
The group “If Not Now” is exactly what our community needs, but its responses to Black Lives Matter and the Chicago Dyke March are very disappointing.
“People on the left are not interested in listening to Jews. We’re seen as white, people of privilege, oppressors because of affiliation with Israel.”