Claire Hurtig (Treyf’s director of design) discusses Israeli pinkwashing and a recent Quebec delegation of LGBT Quebecois(es) to Israel.

On this episode we talk about the Jewish Defence League (JDL) trying to setup a chapter in Montreal. As well as the expansion of the Canada-Israel Free Trade agreement. We give a nod to the St.Louis JVP in their response to the ADL’s collaboration with city police. Finally, we question the royal family’s “heil-gate”

If you want to hear more about the phenomenon of pinkwashing, you can listen to episode 12 and episode 14 of our podcast:

On Episode 12: #Cancel Pinkwashing and the Intersectionality Boogieman Liza Behrendt of Jewish Voice for Peace discusses the Cancel Pinkwashing mobilization that took place at the National LGBTQ Task Force’s Creating Change Conference in Chicago.

On Episode 14: Resisting Pinkwashing with Dean Spade activist and academic Dean Spade talks about backlash that he received after the Creating Change conference, and what it means to talk about anti-semitism from an anti-zionist perspective.

Show Notes

1) Jewish Heritage Month:

Forward Michael Kaminer – Why Did Canada Nix Jewish Heritage Month?

2) JDL:

Tadamon! – The BDS Movement: A Ten Year Retrospective

Video of BDS Event

3) CIFTA Expansion:

Press Release: CIJA Applauds Signing of Improved and Expanded Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement

CIJA – PM Announces Expanded and Modernized Free Trade Agreement With Israel

NY Times Nasser Nawaja – Israel, Don’t Level My Village

4) Anti-Jewish Outremont Blog

5) St.Louis JVP on ADL:

Call from St. Louis Jews to Cut Ties with ADL
Mondoweiss Annie Robbins – St. Louis Jews Call on ADL to Cancel Honor to Police

EI Rania Khalek – ADL Honor for St. Louis Police Ahead of Ferguson Anniversary Sparks Outrage

JPost Michelle Grossman – On Last Day as ADL Chief, Foxman Says Internet Biggest Factor in Rising Anti-Semitism

6) Honourable Mentions:

Guardian Karina Urbach – Behind the Infant Queen’s Gesture Lies a Dark History of Aristocratic Nazi Links

Reuters Lena Masri – Donald Trump and THAT Nazi picture
Video of Sousaphone Player Trolling KKK Rally

7) Interview:

CJN Janice Arnold – Quebec LGBT Leaders to Meet Israeli Counterparts