Sarah Schulman's article "Israel and Pinkwashing" contributes to an unrelenting focus on a useless question: is Israel more pro-gay or more anti-Palestinian?
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I come to a land that calls me home
Pulled in by the suns of August.
On each visit, the eyes utter the same words:
Electric. Messy. Miracle.
China and India's public diplomacy activities have grown extensively in our new century, even as the United States is seemingly abandoning the foreign policy tool.
Is there a disconnect between the way Israel sees itself and its actions, and the way they are viewed by the rest of the world?
Apparently, the rest of the world thinks Israel is all one big hot desert, that we only eat falafel, that the country is ruled by a military junta, and more.
My mouth is fixed in a gape -- unable to correct itself after Thomas Friedman's pronouncement that for two decades, U.S. foreign policy has been dedicated to rescuing Muslims or freeing them from tyranny. Where does one begin, pray tell?
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