Molotov cocktails and mobs at synagogues. Assaults on city streets. Leaflets left on car windshields promising violence. Public hate speech and calls for eradication. Governments holding houses of worship hostage.
It’s not paranoia or exaggeration: Jews around the world are facing attacks as the crisis escalates in Gaza, where rocket fires, bombings, an Israeli ground invasion and hundreds of civilians deaths are daily realities. But the 17-year-old teenager who was assaulted and pepper-sprayed in Paris had nothing to do with that. She’s not an isolated case. This is what happens when some view diaspora Jews as an acceptable proxy for the Israeli state.
No matter what your position is on the conflict, nothing justifies targeting people uninvolved in the fighting. To vent frustration about Israel on Jews, no matter where they live, conflates the two in dangerous ways.
To criticize Israel is one thing, and plenty of Jews there and abroad do that themselves; it’s another thing entirely to do so using anti-Semitic language and imagery, when that kind of speech has led to such terrible tragedies in the past. To no one’s credit, times of heightened tensions in the Middle East usually mean a huge uptick in expressions of anti-Semitism, written, verbal and physical.
This is one of the most thorough breakdowns of recent antisemitism I’ve seen. Must read.
Friendly reminder to not use the Israel-Palestine conflict as an excuse to be anti-Jewish.
i took some pics of my dog with hydrangeas
Jess/Jules, getting married in style, aka where Bend it Like Beckham should have gone ;__;
Full size (which you should totally click on because those all those fiddly little details were really fun to do :D)
But the titanic sank?
if only the titanic did that
Can I compare thee to a summers day? Horrible, sweaty and I hate you.
Here’s a masterpost of all the movies, writings, speeches, and shows featuring the loveliest lady around: Laverne Cox. Please feel free to tell me if any of the links are bad(unfound movies/shows: Carla, Grand Street, and I Want to Work for Diddy).
Law and Order: Special Victims Unit(Closet) // Law & Order(Sweetie) // Bored to Death(Stockholm Syndrome) // TRANSform Me(Nicole, Christina, Carissa, Marlece, Lindsey, Tiffany, Jackie, Phaea)
orange is the new black
season 1(I Wasn’t Ready, Tit Punch, Lesbian Request Denied, Blood Donut, The Chickening, WAC Pack, Fucksgiving, Bora Bora Bora, Can’t Fix Crazy) // season 2(Looks Blue, Tastes Red, Hugs Can Be Deceiving, A Whole Other Hole, You Always Have a Pizza, Comic Sans, Appropriately Sized Pots, Little Mustachioed Shit, Take a Break from Your Values, It Was the Change, We Have Manners. We’re Polite.)
The Bullies Don’t Draw a Distinction // Lorena Escalera: A Life that Mattered // Trans Womanhood on Trial: Transmisogyny in the Assault Trial of Former FDNY Firefighter Taylor Murphy // Black, LGBT, American: Laverne Cox // Gender Anti-Anxiety Medicine // Transgender Freedom Riders: The Fight for Transgender Equality in New York State // Everybody’s Trans: Gender Oppression Hurts All of Us // Cece McDonald: Survivor and Leader // Hung up on Our Bullies // The Right to Dream: Jenna Talackova’s Miss Universal Slight