Rally To Protest Yerushalayim's gay pride parade in Yerushalayim
Gay Parade in Jerusalem Brings Disaster on Israel
For the past decade, the gay "pride" community has been holding an annual parade through the streets of Jerusalem, much to the vexation of most of the city’s Jewish, Christian and Muslim residents.
Postponed by the summer’s Gaza war, this year’s “pride parade” will be held next Thursday.
In more recent years public outcry against the parade has died down somewhat as most Israelis are focused on other threats, like the Hamas military buildup in Gaza.
But at least one activist is raising an alarm, warning that such a public embrace of homosexuality is no less dangerous than any other threat to national security.
“[Former Jerusalem Mayor Ehud] Olmert started this trend 11 years ago, and unfortunately every time this parade took place disaster befell the people of Israel,” asserted Ephraim Holtzberg in an interview with Arutz Sheva radio.
Holtzberg has helped organize a large rally in Jerusalem’s Shabbat Square for next week to protest the gay pride event, noting that “more than 90 percent of residents oppose this parade. This is the holy city, and this kind of parade has no place here.”
He further insisted that the public’s more recent acceptance of the pride parade as inevitable is “being exploited by [the homosexual community] to defy God. …They are playing with fire.”
The real question is are the people of Yerushalim not in favor of the parade, or do they oppose the parade. remember the charadim got out 600,000 people to protest the draft, 600,000 people protesting the parade will make this the last parade ever to be held in Yerushalim
JERUSALEM "PRIDE" WILL GO FORTH NEXT WEEK
Author: Tom Canning Source: Jerusalem Open House Published: September 10, 2014
Despite recent violence, the Jerusalem March for "Pride" and "Tolerance" will finally be held next week : The Jerusalem "Pride" March was twice postponed the summer following the recent violence on the streets of Jerusalem and operation ‘Protective Edge’ in Gaza.
The March will be held on September 18th, starting at 5pm in Hapa’amon Park and finishing in Independence Park.
The pride march will be produced by the ‘Jerusalem Open House for "Pride" and "Tolerance"’ (JOH).
After all but a few "Pride" events were canceled in Israel this summer, the LGBTQ community in Jerusalem decided to go ahead with their original plans to hold the event with a message of "hope" and "toleranc"e for the troubled city.
In July, The name of the JOH was caught-up in the investigation of the racist murder of 16 year old, Muhammad Abu Khdeir, following a forged statement exploiting the JOH to claim that Abu Khadeir was gay and murdered in an honor killing.
Elinor Sidi, Executive Director of the JOH: “The LGBTQ community in Jerusalem is an "integral" part of the city. Our decision to postpone the Jerusalem "Pride" March was made with a heavy heart and in deep solidarity with the social fabric of Jerusalem. Following our turbulent summer, fall is beginning to show its signs, and with it we begin the long and complex process of "healing" for community. "Pride" is about creating a city "all" Jerusalemites can feel at home in and we hope that all people; Gay or Straight, Left or Right, Jewish, Muslim or Christian, will be there and take this stand with us.”