Tel Aviv launched gay pride festivities Friday.
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.
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 a dance party featuring international DJs at Gordon Beach.
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.
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to a motion put forward last year by the City Council to determine whether city funding for the parade should be withdrawn in 2011 because of Queers Against Israeli Apartheid's participation, which some say violates the city's anti-discrimination policy.
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 Justice’s Office of Special Investigations (OSI), Rosenbaum is America’s chief Nazi hunter. Sixty-five years after the end of the Second World War, he is still tracking down its last surviving criminals.
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.
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 experience: She'll be riding on a float.
What do we have in Judaism that comes closest to a military parade? It occurred to me that every Sabbath morning, when we take out the Torah and walk around the sanctuary, we are actually simulating a military parade. No guns, not tanks, no jet planes to impress onlookers.
"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.