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Israel - Jerusalem Pride Draws Thousands Of Gay Revelers And Police, Man With Knife Arrested

Published on: June 6, 2019 12:02 PM
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Lehava chairman Benzi Gopstein and activists protest against the annual Gay Pride parade in central Jerusalem, under heavy security on June 6, 2019. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90Lehava chairman Benzi Gopstein and activists protest against the annual Gay Pride parade in central Jerusalem, under heavy security on June 6, 2019. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Jerusalem - Thousands of people are marching through the streets of Jerusalem in the city’s annual gay pride parade, a festival that exposes deep divisions between Israel’s secular and Jewish ultra-Orthodox camps.

Some 10,000 revelers waving rainbow and Israeli flags joined the procession Thursday, as thousands of police officers in plain clothes and uniform patrolled the crowd.

The gay community’s visibility in conservative Jerusalem tends to draw protest from the city’s substantial Orthodox population. Many ultra-Orthodox Jews reject the public display of homosexuality as an “abomination” that desecrates the biblical city and flouts Jewish law.

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Police said they arrested 17 suspects who planned to disrupt the event, including a man carrying a knife near the parade route. At the 2015 march, an ultra-Orthodox extremist stabbed a 16-year-old girl to death.

Security checks at an entrance to the Gay Pride Parade in Jerusalem, on June 6, 2019. Photo by Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90Security checks at an entrance to the Gay Pride Parade in Jerusalem, on June 6, 2019. Photo by Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90
Lehava chairman Benzi Gopstein and activists protest against the annual Gay Pride parade in central Jerusalem, under heavy security on June 6, 2019. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90  Lehava chairman Benzi Gopstein and activists protest against the annual Gay Pride parade in central Jerusalem, under heavy security on June 6, 2019. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90
Thousands of people take part in the annual Gay Pride Parade in Jerusalem, on June 6, 2019. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90Thousands of people take part in the annual Gay Pride Parade in Jerusalem, on June 6, 2019. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90


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 Jun 06, 2019 at 12:39 PM Anonymous Says:

and when are we going to see a mechalel shabos pride parade? or a let's eat treif pride parade?
feh!

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 Jun 06, 2019 at 12:43 PM Maven Says:

FEH FEH! A huge Shanda but no surprise. A bunch of Menivolim.

This is exactly what atheist Theodor Herzl,Ben-Gurion and the rest of them wanted that Jews should be just like the nations of the world. All they wanted is a Jewish state but no Torah umitzvot.

I wonder if that so called Rosh Yeshiva of Chovevei Torah ex-chossid attended the rally of degenerates.

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 Jun 06, 2019 at 02:09 PM The Professor Says:

If these people were ignored by everyone else and the media, eventually they would realize that there's no compelling reason to march. However, by groups of homophobic yungerleit coming out in counter-demonstrations, and encouraging weapon-wielding zealots in their midst to give the protesters what they feel is coming to them, we play into their hands and generate the publicity they seek. It would be more a kiddush HaShem if those yeshiva guys would take the time spent at demonstrations to learn instead.

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 Jun 06, 2019 at 02:53 PM hashomer Says:

Reply to #2  
Maven Says:

FEH FEH! A huge Shanda but no surprise. A bunch of Menivolim.

This is exactly what atheist Theodor Herzl,Ben-Gurion and the rest of them wanted that Jews should be just like the nations of the world. All they wanted is a Jewish state but no Torah umitzvot.

I wonder if that so called Rosh Yeshiva of Chovevei Torah ex-chossid attended the rally of degenerates.

And I wonder why you use a dialect introduced to Ashkenazi Jewry by these Zionists you decry. The word is mitzvos not “Mitzvot”

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 Jun 06, 2019 at 02:57 PM triumphinwhitehouse Says:

sick people

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 Jun 06, 2019 at 03:17 PM Tru Jew Says:

Oy what a shande to every Jew! But why JERUSALEM pride? Its HELL pride parade day!
A “jewish” government devoid of any values. Not adhering to Shabos and mitzvas is their common core. But to he part if degenerative people is the worst of mankind. Let alone a Jew. Despicable horrible disgusting filth in the once holy city.

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 Jun 06, 2019 at 03:30 PM lazy-boy Says:

bunch of disgusting perverts! they will never be tolerated by the laws of the Torah.

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 Jun 06, 2019 at 05:47 PM Truer Jew Says:

Good to hear they caught the potential stabber this time.

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 Jun 06, 2019 at 06:59 PM So stupid Says:

Why have such a stupid parade in Jerusalem, a city holy to all faiths?

Keep it in the cesspool called TelAviv.

Leave Jerusalem to be Jerusalem.

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 Jun 07, 2019 at 08:55 AM adar29 Says:

Reply to #3  
The Professor Says:

If these people were ignored by everyone else and the media, eventually they would realize that there's no compelling reason to march. However, by groups of homophobic yungerleit coming out in counter-demonstrations, and encouraging weapon-wielding zealots in their midst to give the protesters what they feel is coming to them, we play into their hands and generate the publicity they seek. It would be more a kiddush HaShem if those yeshiva guys would take the time spent at demonstrations to learn instead.

Not true. They are narcissistic, hence they have their own media in which to put pictures of their parades.

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 Jun 07, 2019 at 11:38 AM Anonymous Says:

FAYGELEHS-FEH!!

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