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For these vegans in the Palestinian territories, food is a form of protest

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  1. Nmg
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    Nice article. I enjoyed it. One thing thoroughly disturbed me though: Is he suggesting that vegan Israelis start eating meat so it's easier to dislike them? I am sick of hearing about all this...

    Nice article. I enjoyed it. One thing thoroughly disturbed me though:

    Ahmed sees this as "vegan-washing" — using veganism to polish Israel's image.

    Is he suggesting that vegan Israelis start eating meat so it's easier to dislike them?

    I am sick of hearing about all this "washing" nonsense when discussing the conflict. People who take issues with Israel suddenly have decided that it is too much mental effort to concede that some Israelis do good things -- whether that is tolerating LGBTQ+ people, caring about the environment, or being vegan. Suddenly being an environmentally conscious gay vegan Israeli makes you an evil instrument of the occupation...

    I am sick and tired of hearing that just because of where I am from, my efforts towards creating a better world don't count.

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