A new documentary looks at the difficulties of Palestinian gays, on one side they are persecuted by their own families and hunted down to be killed, on the other they seek refuge in Israel, mainly the city of Tel Aviv and need to live in fear of being arrested by the police for being illegal aligns and a security risk.
The mathematics of this problem is not difficult, anyone will prefer to be arrested and interrogated for a few months and not be slaughtered like a goat by his own father or brothers, and this is exactly why many Arab gays choose to flee to Israel from their homes and villages, from Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt as well as from the Palestinian territory. However it is not a reality that any person needs to accept, anyone should be free to live a full and true life, and not be persecuted for their religious beliefs or sexual tendencies. It seems that many Israelis, especially gays, try and help their fellow gay Arabs, in this short trailer for the documentary by Yariv Mozer you can clearly see the support and help of local Israelis to the 3 “stars” of the film.
On the other hand we have a delirious group called “Queers Against Israeli Apartheid” who mange to get everything so wrong that they chant “the state of Israel has got to go”, on a false belief that somehow a democratic country, with Muslim Arabs serving as supreme court judges, police officers and politicians is somehow like South Africa of the past in which racial segregation was enforced on people of non white skin color.
By removing Israel from the Middle East you will lock all the options for most of the gays living in this area, since they are freely and openly hunted down and killed for being gay in all Arab countries. Somehow the gays of Toronto do not care about gays too much, but about committing to a lie based proclamation that Israel is an apartheid state.
When there is so much in this world today to protest and work against, the ongoing slighter in Syria, the situation of the Coptic minority in Egypt, the war and famine in South Sudan and the usual, repeated human rights violations in Iran these Canadian gays seem to out of touch with reality that they have chosen an unreal cause for concern, and focus their energy on hampering the only hope gays have in the middle east. Shame on them.