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At the DC Dyke March, Jewish Groups Protest Star of David Policy

At the meetup, Ann Lewis, a Zioness board member, described her shock when hearing about the policy. “I was stunned,” she said. “I remember [the] Chicago [Dyke March], and just when you think you’re beyond something it comes back.” Lewis also explained Zioness’s motivation to plan the meetup. “The answer is show up. Show up with all your values, show up with all your identities, show up and say I am proud of who I am and what I stand for,” she said. Regarding the policy itself, Lewis said that “the tortured rationalization about ‘this flag is all right and that is all right’ but not an Israeli flag, not a Jewish flag, that is very self-revealing.”

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