June 27, 2010

Broadcast Date: 
Jun 27 2010

Beyond the Pale is preempted June 27 by WBAI's all-day Gay Pride programming. But listen for our segments with Cecilie Surasky of Jewish Voice for Peace on Israel’s efforts to brand itself a gay haven and with filmmaker Elle Flanders, an activist with Queers Against Israeli Apartheid in Toronto.

Episode segments
  • Gay Pride 2010
    Global Justice, Middle East, Israel/Palestine, Occupation

    Cecilie Surasky is deputy director of Jewish Voice for Peace and blogs at JVP's blog, Muzzlewatch.

    Elle Flanders is a film maker and artist based in Toronto.  Her work has been screened and exhibited at the Berlin International Film Festival, the MOMA and festivals and museums worldwide.

    Esther Kaplan and Marilyn Kleinberg Neimark

    Beyond The Pale talks with Cecilie Surasky about Israel’s ongoing efforts to brand itself as a gay haven (and its global reverberations, including at the gay pride parade in Madrid, the U.S. Social Forum in Detroit, and efforts to keep Queers Against Israeli Apartheid out of the Toronto parade); and with Elle Flanders, a film maker and activist with Queers Against Israeli Apartheid in Toronto.


    Beyond the Pale recorded these interviews in the middle of last week, before learning that:

    1) Pride Toronto has reversed its May board resolution banning the term "Israeli apartheid" and will instead require all participants to sign and abide by the City of Toronto's non-discrimination policy. Queers Against Israeli Apartheid will be marching in the July 4 parade.

    2) The U.S. Social Forum cancelled the “LGBTQI Liberation in the Middle East” workshop, sponsored by right wing pro-Israel supporters, Stand with Us.