By Paul Miller, Originally published in Breitbart.com
Round trip airfare to Israel–$1500. Two nights in a Jerusalem hotel–$500. Spending thousands of dollars to travel to the Jewish State to endorse the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement–need to change my shorts hysterical.
What sounds like a Saturday Night Live sketch or possibly an article written by the satirical news website The Onion, is a real-life comedy of errors. The perpetrators of this asinine performance are the cast and characters of the virulently anti-Israel, progressive comedy troupe, CODEPINK.
Billing themselves as supporting “peace and human rights initiatives” and “against racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, classism, ageism, and other forms of oppression and prejudice,” you’d think they’d be Israel’s biggest fans.
Where else in the Middle-East can you go to find equal rights for women, religious freedom for all, LGBTQ equality, and full rights for Arabs, Africans, or any minority group that holds citizenship? From Gaza to Tehran, gay men and women are tortured and executed, Christians are routinely massacred and women can find themselves beheaded for allowing themselves to be raped. But this is the existence CODEPINK promotes when they preach the annihilation of Israel, “From the river to the sea Palestine will be free.”
Last week CODEPINK decided to reaffirm their commitment to boycott Israel, by pulling out the corporate American Express card and visiting the Jewish State. In a publicity stunt that undermines its own message, two CODEPINK activists came to Israel in order to protest at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. While at the Jewish holy site, they posed with anti-Zionist banners and signs supporting a boycott against Israel.
I couldn’t help but wonder where they were staying and where they dined for lunch. I’m fat, I think about food a lot.