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Called Off

So the gay community has called off their march scheduled for this weeken, averting a showdown with a violent haredi (extreme Orthodox) community. This should not be seen as a form of capitulation, but rather the maturity of the gay community and their ability to put communal concerns first.

While somewhere deep down inside I am disappointed that the haredim have won yet another battle over the cultural makeup of Jerusalem, sometimes–but only sometimes–they have a point.



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Esther Sternberg

posted November 10, 2006 at 4:54 pm


What point?



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Espiritus85

posted November 11, 2006 at 2:04 am


Exactly!



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Danny Kent

posted November 11, 2006 at 7:48 pm


As usual, having attended the Pride Happening in Jerusalem yesterday (#4), it was a peaceful and enlightening event filled with a diversity of people from secular to religious and supporters from all spectrums of life. Though it is never mentioned in the press, the first L/G Pride March & Rally was held in Jerusalem in June 2002. Jerusalem is Israel’s most populated city, so it is therefore natural that thousands of lesbian and gay Jerusalemites enjoy a day of celebration – we look at it as a cultural celebration and not to antagonize any group, therefore the parade/celebration is held in a secular part of Jerusalem. So much more can be said and will be said. The most enlightening is that because of all the publicity the Haredi community suddenly (this year and not in 2002) cast upon the Jerusalem l/g community, the media in these last few weeks realized that the Haredi antagonizers cannot defend their accusations and though polls showed that a majority of Israelis were against the march, the gap diminished daily. Education and public debate will bring understanding between the sides. Though it could take a few centuries, the public debate has finally begun thanks to the Haredim. And it is great timing because the Jerusalem L/G community is now mature and ready to educate the Haredi community of who we are.)



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Olavo de Carvalho

posted November 12, 2006 at 12:25 am


I am not against gay parades, but I have a question: how many of you have protested when gay groups invaded churches, mocked the rituals and tried to intimidate the faithful?



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Espiritus85

posted November 12, 2006 at 4:53 am


How many churches mock, condemn and intimidate glbt people all the time? There always seems to be this confusion as to who is the instigator.



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Israel

posted November 15, 2006 at 11:55 pm


All praises to the Most High for righteous judgement and righteous justice. Gay people is a result of a sick world. The world would be a better place w/o wicked evil doers. And the thought of them trying to display a feascal on the Most Holiest City.The gay community of Israel do not stand for righteousness. Some body has too. That’s right according to Torah.



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