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Tue Jun 12, 2012, 08:23 PM

Photo of gay soldiers on IDF Facebook page causes stir


June 12, 2012

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- A photo posted on the Israel Defense Forces website in honor of Pride Month, showing two male soldiers in uniform holding hands, has caused a stir.

The photo posted Monday and captioned "It's Pride Month. Did you know that the IDF treats all of its soldiers equally?" had garnered more than 7,800 likes and more than 5,800 shares as of Tuesday afternoon.

The more than 1,130 comments express both happiness and disgust at the photo, though positive comments appear to outnumber the negative by a large margin.

"Beautiful picture, proud to be an Israeli!!!!!!!!!" one comment reads. A combat soldier who identifies himself as gay comments that the photo "is absolutely reflective of how the Israeli army treats gays."

Conversely, one comments reads, "This is disgusting," and another says "too bad for them unless they repent."

"Pinkwashing in action," reads another comment, referring to accusations that Israel focuses on its openness to homosexuality to hide how it treats the Palestinians.


http://www.jta.org/news/article/2012/06/12/3098021/photo-of-gay-soldiers-on-idf-facebook-page-causes-stir

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King_David Jun 2012 OP
King_David Jun 2012 #1
msongs Jun 2012 #2
Enrique Jun 2012 #3
King_David Jun 2012 #4
Swede Jun 2012 #5
King_David Jun 2012 #6
holdencaufield Jun 2012 #7
King_David Jun 2012 #8

Response to King_David (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 08:25 PM

1. All my fellow 'Pinkwashers' should click 'like'on the FB page.

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Response to King_David (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 08:32 PM

2. actually that photo could be any 2 short haired people, maybe not even real military nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 08:45 PM

3. why would that be necessary?

why wouldnt they use a photo of real military? I dont get it.

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Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 08:46 PM

4. It is posted on the IDF official Facebook page nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 09:23 PM

5. actually the photo might not even be in israel,maybe fake licence plates

maybe it's photoshoped. Or it's probably authentic,and some don't like it.

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Response to Swede (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 10:04 PM

6. Yep nt

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Response to King_David (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 12:32 AM

7. Is this pinkwashing too?

 



from Israel's OFFICIAL North American tourism site -- www.goisrael.com

Maybe that goalie isn't REALLY gay -- maybe he's just curious.

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Response to holdencaufield (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 12:34 AM

8. LOL nt

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