The Hypocrisy of Anti-Israel 'Feminists'
By David Paulin
An ugly anti-Israel spectacle has been taking place in Philadelphia. A group of feminist women called the “Philly BDS Coalition” has been staging “flash dances” at grocery stores to force them to stop carrying Sabra and Tribe hummus; both brands are manufactured in the U.S. but are owned by Israeli parent companies. Philly BDS charges that both companies are guilty of “Israeli war crimes.” The group is the local branch of the anti-Israel group "Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions for Palestine."
As the YouTube video here shows, Philly BDS is an odd group of women. But not merely because of their masculine appearances, tasteless performances, and odd garb they wear. The women are odd because like other lefty feminists in America and the West, they vilify Israel -- yet remain utterly silent about the barbaric treatment of women in the Muslim word. None acknowledges that Israel is the only country in the Middle East were women are treated as equals to men.
What motivates these lefty feminists? At bottom their “feminism" reflects their anti-Western hated and leftist political agenda -- an agenda that's dressed up in feminist language. So says Carolyn B. Glick in a wonderful column in the Jerusalem Post, titled “The Feminist Deception.”
While skewering the hypocrisy of left-leaning feminists, Glick also derides Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration for in effect being ideological soul mates with Israel-hating feminists. She writes:
As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton – like her fellow self-described feminists – has chosen to single Israel out for opprobrium while keeping nearly mum on the institutionalized, structural oppression of women and girls throughout the Muslim world. In so acting, Clinton is of course, loyally representing the views of the Obama administration she serves. She is also representing the views of the ideological Left in which Clinton, US President Barack Obama, the human rights and feminist movements are all deeply rooted.”
Read Glick's entire essay for a blow-by-blow analysis of the corruption and hypocrisy animating feminists on the ideological Left. --(Originally published at The American Thinker blog.)