Gay pride in Jerusalem

27 06 2009

This years Pride Parade, last Thursday, in Jerusalem had 2000 participants and 1600 cops attending, compared to 12.000 cops in 2006. Except for one egg-throwing incident it was fairly peaceful this year. In past years there were stabbings and violence by ultra-Orthodox Jews and extremists. While I am glad this year everything went fine I don’t know if I support a gay pride in Jerusalem. I am all for prides as I wrote in earlier posts, and they have one in Israel already in the much more progressive Tel Aviv. I think holding it in a city that is so tied to religion is a little bit provocative and unnecessary. What good does this do for the gay cause??

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