Adam Smith, the ISL – RCIT section in Israel/Occupied Palestine, 20.06.2022
While all Zionists are reactionary, some care about their optics, and some don’t. This is the root of the recent debate about the Istanbul convention. The hardline right wing campaigns under the slogan “The curse from Istanbul” (a pun on the popular Turkish drama “The Bride from Istanbul”). I note in passing how the right wing was not shy about using a slew of Orientalism, from fez hats, coffee to other props in opposition to this convention, as well as the status of labor organizations, called Ottoman Associations by Israeli law.
The right wing Zionists call for the rejection of the convention due to its stance on migratory issues (protection from deportation for non-citizens, currently there is no protection statute the only options are to leave the country or remain in an abusive relationship  ), its instance on changes to education curriculum regarding women’s rights, and financial compensation for gender violence.Read more »