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  • Jerusalem Pride stabber beaten in prison over murder of teen girl

    August 18, 2016 | 2:06 pm

    The man who is serving a life sentence for killing a 16-year-old girl at least year’s Jerusalem gay pride parade was beaten up by fellow inmates during an argument over the murder.

    Yishai Schlissel, a Charedi Orthodox Jew, was hospitalized Wednesday after being assaulted by the...

  • Twenty-five thousand march in largest Gay Pride Parade in Jerusalem

    July 21, 2016 | 10:34 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Dana Raz and Tenshi Lerner are holding hands – Raz wears a gay pride flag tied around her waist, while Lerner wears hers around her shoulders and a cats ears headband. They kiss frequently and say they started dating about two...

  • US Consulate in Jerusalem issues warning over gay pride march

    July 19, 2016 | 11:13 am

    The American Consulate in Jerusalem issued a warning to United States citizens to “exercise caution” at the city’s gay pride parade.

    The warning about the Jerusalem Pride Parade comes as the city and police announced increased security measures for the march, scheduled for...

  • Jerusalem gay pride parade attacker convicted of murder

    April 19, 2016 | 8:44 am

    The Charedi Orthodox man who stabbed six marchers at the Jerusalem gay pride parade, leaving a 16-year-old girl dead, was convicted of murder.

    Yishai Schlissel, 40, was convicted on Tuesday in Jerusalem District Court for murdering Shira Banki, 16, who was marching in the July...

  • The long history of Jewish violence in Israel

    By David N. Myers

    August 5, 2015 | 1:55 pm

    Last week’s terrible killing of 18-month old Ali Saad Dawabsha in Duma, together with the horrific violence at the Jerusalem gay pride parade, left many Jews stunned, repulsed and demoralized. We have inculcated in ourselves — and projected to our children — the belief that whereas...

  • Why do Jews embrace shame?

    By David Suissa

    August 4, 2015 | 5:14 pm

    Maybe by the time you read this, Israeli authorities will have identified a Jewish suspect in the horrible attack in Duma that left a Palestinian toddler dead and other family members severely injured.

    But as of now, all we know is that after several days of investigation by the...

  • Assailant in Jerusalem LGBT parade stabbing deemed fit for trial

    July 31, 2015 | 10:20 am

    The Charedi Orthodox man charged with stabbing six participants in the Jerusalem Pride Parade has been deemed psychologically fit to stand trial.

    [Community reactions to the attack]

    Yishai Schlissel, who is in police custody, was found fit to stand trial after a psychiatric...

  • Jewish community reacts to the Jerusalem Gay Pride parade attack

    July 30, 2015 | 4:13 pm

    Members of the Jewish community respond to an attack on the Jerusalam Gay Pride parade on July 30.

    Rabbi Laura Geller / Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

    I was one of the thousands of people at the Jerusalem Gay Pride parade on Tu B’Av (the fifteenth of Av), a little known Jewish...

  • LGBTQ community in Jerusalem marches on, despite controversy

    September 29, 2014 | 10:11 am

    After being rescheduled twice because of this summer’s conflict, the Jerusalem Gay Pride parade occurred last Thursday evening. Unlike Tel Aviv’s Pride parade, the “holy city” of Jerusalem’s parade resembles “more of a serious political march than a festival-like celebration.” 

  • Aboard Amsterdam’s Jewish gay boat, activists warn against tolerating hate

    August 4, 2014 | 1:32 pm

    Its passengers included celebrities, a rabbi and revelers in biblically themed costumes, but the Jewish boat at Amsterdam’s gay pride parade stood out for more than just its riders.

    Following a west-to-east course along the Dutch capital’s Prinsengracht canal on Saturday along...

  • Activists protest Israeli gay pride float in New Zealand

    February 24, 2014 | 12:10 pm

    Police removed several activists from the gay pride parade in New Zealand who broke through barricades to protest Israel’s entry.

    Saying they were criticizing Israel’s “pinkwashing” of human rights, a handful of protesters dressed in pink and bearing placards protesting “Israeli...

  • This week from Israel - Tel-Aviv’s Gay Pride Parade

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 10, 2013 | 12:25 pm

    This Friday, 100,000 people from all around the world gathered in Tel-Aviv for a big, colorful celebration of Pride. Straights, Homosexuals, Transgenders, Bisexuals- all came to show their support of equality in our society.

    This combination of a celebration and a protest took...

  • Thousands attend Tel Aviv Gay Pride Parade

    June 7, 2013 | 10:14 am

    Tens of thousands of people joined in Tel Aviv’s annual Gay Pride Parade, the first after arrests were made in the 2009 double murder at a gay community center.

    Israeli media reported that the parade on Friday was the first time in four years that police did not send undercover...

  • Toronto rules for anti-Israel group in Gay Pride parade flap

    May 26, 2011 | 4:28 pm

    A Toronto committee voted that the participation of an anti-Israel group in the city’s annual Gay Pride parade does not violate anti-discrimination rules.

    After months of debate, Toronto’s executive committee voted unanimously May 24 to back a report by the city manager, which ruled...

  • Israel apartheid group insists it will march in Gay Pride parade

    May 28, 2010 | 11:00 am

    A local activist group vows that it will march in this year’s Toronto Gay Pride parade despite being ordered by parade organizers to drop references to “Israeli apartheid.”

    “I don’t think that a suggestion that they don’t like our message should keep us out of Pride,” Queers Against...

  • Toronto threatens gay parade’s funding over anti-Israel group

    April 22, 2010 | 3:29 pm

    The city of Toronto has threatened to withdraw funding from a gay pride parade if an anti-Israel group is allowed to participate.

    The city believes that its anti-discrimination policy was violated by the participation of Queers Against Israeli Apartheid in the 2009 Pride Toronto...