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  • Tel Aviv celebrates gay pride

    June 8, 2012 | 10:18 am

    Tel Aviv launched gay pride festivities Friday.

    Rainbow flags and balloons festooned the city’s streets and an array of celebrities and politicians addressed the crowd of thousands.

    Among the speakers were Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai and U.S. Ambassador Daniel Shapiro. Wearing a shirt featuring a rainbow flag, the symbol of the gay community, Shapiro told Ynet that the United States supports the rights of the LGBT community in Israel and worldwide.

    A parade culminated with a beach party.

  • Anti-Israel group setting up battle with plans to rejoin Toronto gay pride parade

    May 16, 2012 | 4:19 pm

    The activist group Queers Against Israeli Apartheid is planning to return to the gay pride parade in Toronto, setting up another battle with Jewish groups and the city.

    Queers Against Israeli Apartheid withdrew from last year’s Pride Toronto parade after city officials demanded...

  • Tens of thousands participate in Tel Aviv’s gay pride parade

    June 10, 2011 | 10:43 am

    Tens of thousands of Israelis marched through the streets of Tel Aviv for the city’s annual gay pride parade.

    The event kicked off Friday at the city’s Meir Park, with dancers, singers and speakers. Afterward the parade proceeded through the city’s streets. The event culminated with...

  • Queers Against Israel Apartheid quits Toronto parade

    April 18, 2011 | 10:23 pm

    Queers Against Israeli Apartheid said it will not participate in the Toronto Pride Parade.

    The group, which has raised controversy with its planned participation in the parade, was announced its decision in an April 15 news release.

    Mayor Rob Ford said on the same day that the city...

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  • City funding OK for parade including Queers Against Israeli Apartheid, says Toronto official

    April 14, 2011 | 11:09 am

    A decision by Toronto’s city manager would permit city funding for the Toronto Pride Parade regardless of the participation of Queers Against Israeli Apartheid.

    The city manager’s report was in response to a motion put forward last year by the City Council to determine whether city...

  • Joys of growing up in Communist Soviet Union, and other tales of my Family.

    By Julia Bendis

    February 16, 2011 | 9:39 am

    -While my husband, growing up in Ohio got to go on potato chip factory field trips, my brother and I got to go on Concentration Camp field trips.  Look up Salaspils in Latvia.

    -When most kids got to play with Barbies, toy trucks and teddy bears, I got to play with syringes, which my...

  • The Last Nazi Hunter

    April 2, 2010 | 12:12 pm

    From Parade.com:

    Federal prosecutor Eli M. Rosenbaum, 54, is on the trail of mass murderers, but you won’t see a story like his on CSI. There is no crime scene to study, the witnesses are long dead, and the evidence is scattered worldwide. The director of the U.S. Department of...

  • “Parade” stars share tender moment

    By Tom Tugend

    October 7, 2009 | 1:31 pm

    Sharing a tender moment are T.R. Knight and Lara Pulver as Leo and Lucille Frank in the riveting musical “Parade,” playing at the Mark Taper Forum through Nov. 15. The riveting story by Alfred Uhry is based on the actual 1915 lynching in Atlanta of Frank, a New York Jew, for allegedly raping a 13-year old factory girl. The play, with music by Jason Robert Brown, probes the dark undertones of anti-Semitism. mob violence, and historic North-South hostility.

  • ‘Parade’ Takes a Second Turn

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 2, 2009 | 12:28 am

    When the Donmar Warehouse production of “Parade” opens at the Mark Taper Forum on Oct. 4, starring T.R. Knight, it will mark the musical’s triumphant return to this country since a disastrous original version failed on Broadway more than a decade ago.

    High hopes accompanied...

  • Transplant Recipient Will Parade Success

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    December 29, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Like many native Angelenos, Ilene Feder has never been to the annual Rose Parade in Pasadena. However, the Studio City resident not only will be attending the New Year's day festivities on Monday, Jan. 2, for the 118th Rose Parade, but will have a vantage point few get to...

  • I Love a Parade

    By Rabbi Lawrence Goldmark

    September 2, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    I can't think of anyone who doesn't love a parade. The first one I remember attending was as a 10-year-old. My parents took my brother and me to what was then called the "Santa Claus Lane Parade," which took place just after Thanksgiving Day and made its way down Hollywood...

  • Where Religion Meets Bohemia

    By Gaby Wenig

    July 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    "What on earth is that?" asks Jordan, a 27-year-old actor in Los Feliz.

    He is staring at a dancing rabbi on a flatbed truck that is inching its way down Vermont Avenue, one of the main boulevards in Los Feliz.

    Vermont has a certain bohemian air about it. Like Jordan, many of the...

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