JERUSALEM: Pride Attacker Had Been Calling On All Jews To Prevent The Parade

An update from Haaretz:

Yeshai Schlissel was sentenced for 12 years in prison for the 2005 attack after his conviction on charges of attempted murder and aggravated assault. However, in 2007, following an appeal, the Supreme Court mitigated his sentence to 10 years. After his release, Schlissel returned to his hometown, where residents said that he distributed hand-written pamphlets in which he called on “all Jews faithful to God” to risk “beatings and imprisonment” for the sake of preventing the parade.

The Judea and Samaria Police District said after the attack that they were not supposed to track Schlissel after his release, even though he resides in their jurisdiction, because his crime was perpetrated in the Jerusalem district. Jerusalem District Police chief Moshe Edry said police didn’t have concrete intelligence that Schlissel was in the area of the parade. “We were prepared for every scenario, but our perimeter was breached. This is a severe, hard incident, which required us to investigate to find out what fault cause this breach,” he said.

Benzi Gopstein, chairman of the right-wing group Lehava, said that while activists from his organization staged a protest against the “abomination parade,” they “oppose the stabbing of Jews.” He called on the police not to allow the parade to take place in Jerusalem again.

Police had granted a permit to 30 right-wing activists to protest against the event near the Great Synagogue, not far from the marchers. Earlier on Thursday, Israel Police arrested right-wing extremist Baruch Marzel though they denied the arrest had anything to do with the city’s annual Gay Pride Parade. Marzel is a member of the far-right Otzma Yehudit party and usually takes part in the annual protest against the parade.

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  • KT

    Umm, shouldn’t their statement be “We oppose the stabbing of anyone” not just Jews?

    Apparently the Israeli Justice system is just as screwed up as ours – he gets his sentenced reduced somehow and then once released the police do not properly track him at all, allowing him to carry out another heinous attack. Bravo.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      I think they meant what they said.

      • BearEyes

        makes me wonder if they consider LGBT as jews?

    • crewman

      It may just be a translation issue, but that sure does sound like the kind of careful parsing of words you hear from people like white supremacists who really mean to say “sorry not sorry”.

      • Steverino

        Perhaps he meant to say he’s sorry if any of the persons who got stabbed had their feelings hurt.

    • Gregory In Seattle

      These are fanatics, who worship a god that has repeatedly demanded ethnic cleansing, killing off every male and non-virgin female who is not Jewish and making sex slaves of the virgin girls (read the books of Deuteronomy, Joshua and Judges if you don’t believe me.) Their god is a jealous god, and only devout fanatics are worthy of life, much less respect.


      The part of his statement he left out was we don’t think faggots are really Jews and we applaud this attack.

      • barracks9

        The implicit meaning is “being a faggot precludes you from being a true Jew”.

      • Pratchettgaiman

        Given that Lehava is primarily interested in discouraging Jews from converting to other faiths and is fairly anti-Arab, I suspect he phrased it that way so as to not make it sound like he was disapproving of violence against Christians or Muslims. So it’s a different kind of awful

  • oikos

    More special rights demanded by the religulous.

  • gaymex

    The police really fucked up by not tracking this psychopath. Is it possible it has something to do with their own homophobia. After all, it’s just a bunch of faggots and dykes–the others.

    • gaymex

      …and stabbing in the back. Cowardly mother fucker.

      • MattM

        It’s a lot easier to stab somebody if the can’t see you coming.

  • James

    horrors if he could be gay,,, they do exist, I have met several here in NYC over the years… and then there is the movie “Trembling Before G-d”

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      One used to prowl the Wall Street Sauna, donning a towel, a big gray beard and a yarmulke.

    • AJD

      You’re so right. I’ve chatted with at least a couple of them on Grindr. One of them actually seemed like a nice guy, albeit deeper in the closet than last year’s clothes. On the other hand, I don’t think the Chasidim here are quite as fanatical as the ones in Israel, in part because they actually have to work for a living and interact with different people. In Israel, the government pays them to study the Torah and not do anything else.

  • BearEyes

    That is one scary picture.
    I hope all 6 recover well.
    Does Israel have any enhanced charges for repeat offenders as it’s clear this yahoo only seemed to deepen his hatred whilst in prison.

    • BudClark

      Maybe he was gettin’ some good dick in jail, and wants to go back.

    • gaymex


  • GarySFBCN

    Yep, stabbing a Christian or atheist is A-O-K.

    Ban religion.


      I think his definition of Jew would be very selective.

      • tristram

        And if there were gay Jews, I guess he’d rather they be smothered in their cribs, bullied into suicide or maybe shot – but not something messy like stabbing

        • vorpal

          That’s what plastic bags are for.

          • oikos


          • Stev84

            Some moron who thinks that flying over a cemetery contaminates him. Because the plastic bag will block whatever the hull of the aircraft doesn’t.

            But those plastic bags could also be a solution for Ultra-Orthodox men who refuse to sit next to women,

          • Snarkaholic

            I hope that, if he ever does sit on a plane again, and next to a woman, she pulls a fistful of tampons out of her handbag and waves them in his face!

          • vorpal

            If I was a woman, I would be totally gross, pull out a used one, and toss it in the convenient garbage bag sitting next to me.

          • Snarkaholic

            You could ‘decorate’ one with a red sharpie marker and tell him you’re trans…as you throw it at him.

          • vorpal

            “Flight attendant, someone left a giant bag of trash on the seat next to me and it’s stinking up the plane. Could you be a dear and dispose of it for us?”

          • gaymex

            …as all nearby passenger rush to assist with the door opening.

          • gaymex

            As would I. We should sit on each side of him.

            Airline mandatory evacuation drill for religious people who wear plastic bags.

          • motordog

            I dunno…if such an odious person sat next to me, I might actually appreciate that he wrap himself in a plastic bag. I’d prefer an opaque bag to a clear one, though.

          • RoFaWh

            From past remarks by the JMG commentariat, I gather that the ultra-orthodoxies have poor personal hygiene, hence they smell.

            Wrapping them in big plastic bags helps keep the stench confined.

          • BobSF_94117

            Not only odious, but also odiferous. The plastic bag is actually quite considerate of them.

          • RoFaWh

            Used tampons at that. Wave that nasty polluting menstrual blood in their faces!

          • oikos

            As long as twist ties are handy.

          • David L. Caster

            Zip ties. Firmly applied.

          • zoli

            whether it’s plastic bags, or spitting on girls, these orthodox/ultra orthodox men are SERIOUSLY fucked up and should be institutionalized. ban religion, indeed, but we will still be stuck with mental deficients.

          • RoverSerton

            only if they were totally sealed. no air in or out. Moving the body out of the plane after the flight might be a bit of a hassle but the rest of us will get off quicker.

          • canoebum

            Have you seen the Coen Brothers film “A Serious Man”? I can recommend it. Pay special attention to the film’s prologue and you’ll get an idea of the mentality of these people.

          • vorpal

            It is just such a mind-numbingly stupid story that I fear posting a link to the article out of worry that you will lose brain cells for having read it.

            Orthodox Jewish man photographed covering himself in plastic bag during flight because faith forbids him to fly over cemeteries

            Yes, because a gigantic airplane made of plastic, metal, and what have you isn’t sufficient to protect one from bad cemetery juju at 30000+ feet, but an additional thin layer of Holy Plastic will guarantee safety from sinister vibes!

            I just… can’t… even.

          • oikos

            Oy vey.

          • Todd20036

            Are you sure he didn’t simply want to feel fresh when he got off the plane?

          • gaymex

            Cave men were more enlightened.

          • vorpal

            The blue mould on the yellow pepper I cleaned out of my vegetable drawer today is more enlightened, and less stupid.

          • licuado de platano

            And the reason this man can’t fly over cemeteries is that he is a decedent of the priestly caste, and needs to remain ritually pure in order to someday conduct animal sacrifices once the temple gets rebuilt.

            Oh… he can’t marry a divorced woman.

          • NancyP

            The plastic bag meme was from a debate about some male haredi who pitched a fit and demanded that the airline move his seat neighbor, a woman. As if air travel isn’t annoying enough! I had half-seriously proposed that said haredi wear one of those paper “bunny suits” and other disposable gear of the sort that are used in clean rooms or operating rooms – which would baste him almost as well as the air-hole punched plastic bag. My religious accommodation extends to minding my own business, not rearranging a whole plane and causing it to run late.

      • danolgb

        I bet he even considers some Jews to not be Jews. Probably any who aren’t Orthodox.

        • motordog

          No doubt…the wording was just too calculated.

        • Todd20036

          And born in Israel and close minded and bigoted and …

    • JT

      Have you been over to the comments section of the earlier article? A great many hateful comments. Minds diseased by religious fanaticism.

      • oikos

        Yeah, I was over there and some of them are ranting about stuff like planned parenthood as well as anti gay stuff. Must be the Fux news Israel crowd.

        • JT

          Could be. But some dolt thought it was defending “religion” against complicity in the stabbing. Its technique was to claim that all the bahbel quotes offered to establish complicity didn’t work because such instructions only applied during earlier periods! Tell that to the fanatics!

      • RoFaWh

        But which is the starting point? An already-diseased mind offering fertile soil for religious fanaticism? Or a normal mind infected by religious fanaticism?

  • Israel is a mess.

    • tristram

      Hey, in the U.S. he would probably have had a gun and there’d be more victims and dead victims.

      • Michael Rush

        i had the unfortunate thought that at least it wasn’t a bombing .

      • Yeah true. We oppress black people and other minorities, they oppress Palestinians. Maybe not that different.

  • bkmn

    If/when he is released again I have a suggestion for Israel’s correction system – location transmitting ankle bracelet.

  • barracks9

    “He called on the police not to allow the parade to take place in Jerusalem again.”

    You see, officers, if you hadn’t allowed these abominations to parade through our holy city, we wouldn’t have had to kill them all.

    Today in Religious Love™. Today, and every motherfucking day in Religious Love™.


      See what you made me do !

      • joeyj1220

        It’s like a horror film

  • TMA

    What a despicable fucking fascist hovel of a state. And to think my government forces me to contribute on average about 15-20 dollars each year to finance this pariah just makes me sick to my fucking stomach.

  • Phil in Colorado


    ‘What fault’? First off all, letting the psychotic asshole out of jail in the first place!

    • Eric in Oakland

      It sure doesn’t appear they “prepared for every scenario” if they didn’t prepare for a repeat of something that actually happened before by the same perpetrator!

      • Phil in Colorado


  • JT

    Benzi Gopstein, chairman of the right-wing group Lehava, said that while activists from his organization staged a protest against the “abomination parade,” they “oppose the stabbing of Jews.”

    Stabbing of gay non-Jews is OK, is it Benzi? You sick crazy fuck.

    • Of course stabbing Gentiles is OK. Just like enslaving them, making Holy War on them, etc. You don’t need to study Torah — it’s all in the books that Christians call the Old Testament.

  • JD

    Orthodox Judaism is a derangement.

    • RoFaWh

      Any form of intense religiosity is insanity.

    • NancyP

      No, ultra-orthodox Judaism is a derangement. American-style ordinary Orthodox Jews are – well – pretty ordinary.

      • JD

        I beg to differ. If someone thinks an omnipotent being cares deeply about your consumption of pork or whether women go into certain buildings while on their period, that person is out of his fucking mind.

  • WildGift

    If you need a religion to tell you not to stab ANYONE, you’ve got some serious problems.

    • NZArtist

      And isn’t it working well for them?

  • ScottChicago

    I don’t understand the police district divisions here. Samaria is way north of Judea. Just how big are these districts? How could the Samaria district be in Jerusalem? Just curious.

    • uhhuhh

      Those are just the Israeli right-wing’s cutesy names for the Occupied West Bank.


    How many times in this country have we heard right wing speakers refer to ” Real Christians ” ? This was a kosher dog whistle.

  • motordog

    What next, we all have to show up at parades armed with baseball bats?

    • KQCA

      I can’t believe I’m leaning toward this, but it’s beginning to appear that LGBTs should join the “open carry” crusade and start packing heat.

      • Harley

        Please. We don’t need OUR mental illness to spread to other developed countries.

        • KQCA

          So true.

      • Mike in Texas

        Some years ago there was a national LGBT gun organization name Pink Pistols. I don’t know if it still exists.

        I just searched for it found a website. Apparently they’re still around, although the website has an “under construction” notice dated last January.

  • Rocco Gibraltar

    Check his cock before you stab him. Foreskin = knife.

  • BudClark

    But it’s g-d’s will to stab Christians and Muslims.


    Got it.

    Pastafarius! I hate ALL the Abrahamic religions EQUALLY!!

    • Harley

      Thank you. Pastafarius sounds so much better than flying Spagetti monster. I will use that from now on.

  • vorpal

    I can only imagine what goes on in these people’s near-empty heads:
    “Gay people having fun and being themselves?
    Panic! Panic! Panic!
    Being fun and not a repressed loser might be contagious!
    Sound the religious alarm and fetch the weapons before children start to question their religious indoctrination!”

  • Soren456

    If the parade had been on the sabbath, would he have hired a gentile to do his stabbing?

    • Toasterlad

      That was pretty funny.

    • Heard Of It?

      Rent-A-Goy: 1-800-FAG-STAB

    • No need. He sees stabbing sinners as an act of worship pleasing to the Lord.

  • Merv99

    Judea and Samaria means West Bank. The perp is a settler, which is not surprising at all.

    • uhhuhh

      Correction: Illegal settler.

  • KQCA

    This photo captures the essence of every religion’s intentions toward us. I had hoped and wished Matthew Shepard’s story would have stirred their consciences. I fear they have no conscience.

    • Steverino

      Sociopaths generally don’t.

  • BeaverTales

    I’m furious. Fucking coward chasing defenseless young kids through the streets. You never know how you’d react to these situations or even comprehend what’s happening in the chaos.

    My dad made me fight every kid who tried to bully me in school “Make sure before leaving this world they find out what a pissed off [fill in expletive] looks like up close…very, very close” he said. I’m surprised the crowd didn’t jump on him and rip him apart before the police saved his stupid ass. I was taught not to let attacks by bullies go unanswered. Make them very sorry they fucked with you whenever you can….even if they hurt you. Nothing to lose if you honestly think you’re going to die anyway.

    Maybe vigilantism isn’t the answer, but fighting back is…. I’d like to see this guy think long and hard about his terrorism while he spends the next few years recovering from his injuries.

  • zoli

    did the lunatic who got the 12 years actually stab someone? I missed the original story.

    • zoli

      never mind. I just scrolled down.

  • CottonBlimp

    If someone commits a religious-motivated crime in cold blood, why would you ever let them out? Unless they change their religion, they’re not going to regret their actions, they’re never going to be rehabilitated. Case in point, this bastard stabbed people in cold blood, got out of jail and got right back to doing it again.

  • pleasebereasonable

    Isn’t an eye for an eye some sort of old testament bull shit? Stab the motherfucker already.

  • BaddogLtd

    Very few things more shameful to see than Jews behaving like Nazis

    • gaymex

      Shameful and really, really sad.

  • Nick Stadler

    “Efrat Weiss Published: 11.09.06, 23:00

    Kahane supporters take credit for compromise on gay pride parade: Some 200 right-wing activists gathered in Jerusalem on Thursday evening for a commemoration of rabbi Meir Kahane who was killed 16 years ago.

    Activists linked his memorial to the gay pride parade and praised Yishai Schlissel, who stabbed a man at the gay pride parade in Jerusalem last year and was sentenced to 12 years in jail.

    “Thanks to him today large protests exist today and we saw how they (gay groups) are retreating more and more. That’s what rabbi Kahane taught us – self-sacrifice,” right-wing activist Noam Federman said.”

  • Toasterlad

    I oppose the stabbing of everyone, and I’m a mother-fucking atheist.

    This God fellow is apparently pretty big on killing people, and encouraging his followers to do it, too.

  • BaddogLtd
  • Webslinger


  • I.Smith

    This is the fault of governments giving free reign and special access to people who want the deaths of LGBT people and who also view them as lesser people.
    Why should these preachers or religious people be allowed to go to the parades in the first place, would they allow for other groups who’s whole purpose calls for the death of Jews or Christians free access to any parades or organizations that they were having.
    When the Pope visits America, I guarantee that anybody who has said publicly that he should be killed will be denied access at the least, so why is the same not done when religious people who believe in death to the LGBT community.

  • Raising_Rlyeh

    Fucking disgusting religious fundamentalism.

  • chasmader

    This is what happens when you have a government bought and paid for by Sheldon Adelson.

  • Disqusdmnj

    Just goes to show that any (and every) religion can be poisonous. I’ve been an atheist for 30+ years but grew up in a reform temple, in a town that was 45% white, 45% black, and 10% other. I was essentially the minority by a longshot, being a Heeb, and never thought anything of it. I always thought that by and large, Jews had already recently seen the worst of what people can do to a group of people they don’t like, and were always therefore more accepting of others’ differences… which is why Jews helped form the NAACP. Sure, there were prejudiced Jews, those who didn’t like gays or blacks, but I always got the sense it was “I don’t like ’em, but whatever they do is their own damn business,” which is about as innocuous as it gets when you don’t like someone. No temple member was out trying to gut people’s rights – you leave us alone, we’ll leave you alone, and we’ll all say hi in town.

    But even Jews get crazy, just like Christians and Muslims, Hindus throwing acid, and the like. And these guys can be the craziest of them all, because they don’t even have strength in numbers, and have truly been persecuted and hated for thousands of years, and STILL can’t see the harm they do to other people.

    I just don’t get it, and I’m glad I don’t consider myself a part of the family anymore.

    • Disqusdmnj

      Except for Jewish humor, bagels, and a good deli. That’s just in my blood.

    • uhhuhh

      I haven’t seen anyone here attributing the killing to Jews generally. I don’t think you need to post a defense of the tribe. The “but even Jews” insinuation of general moral superiority is a bit off-putting. Conservative and Orthodox Jews have hardly been notably better on gay issues than centrist Christians. And have we even had far-right Christians showing up at pride parades and throwing their own feces and stabbing people?

      • Disqusdmnj

        No, I see your point. It’s just that I *do* expect some of this crap from other people in other religions, but Jews don’t usually seem to rise to that level of violence… and I’m talking about citizens, not even getting into the whole Palestine thing. It just saddens me that one group that’s generally, relatively hated, can still muster up the audacity to hate someone else… and certainly, there’s a lot of that going around.

        • uhhuhh

          I draw a huge distinction between other Jews and the lunatic Ultra-orthodox fringe. With their epic misogyny and grotesque sense of entitlement, nothing they do surprises me anymore. That Israel pays them to sit on their asses and read scripture all day because “G-d” supposedly won’t let them have any skill or do anything useful is one of the most absurd things I’ve ever heard of.

  • KQCA

    Ya just get a weird hunch that John and Matthew Hagee are in their church office jacking off to these photos.

  • Ninja0980

    An extremist is an extremist, period.

  • Bill_Perdue

    To put this latest attack in context the zionist colonial state is exhibiting the usual signs of capitalism in its death agony. The includes high levels of homophobia, child abuse, rape and anti-Palestinian, anti-Arab and anti African racsim. Those characteristics are similar to those in the US but often take on exaggerated forms determined by the role of the zionist colony as a terrorist state that practices ethnic cleansing and which is undergoing extreme lurches to the right by all the parties.

    “New Probe Exposes Horrific Child Abuse by Israeli Forces Palestinian children face chokeholds, stun grenades, and forced confessions at the hands of Israeli forces, Human Rights Watch report reveals. Common Dreams 07 20 2015

    The zionist state has a widespread culture of rape and it seems as if most of the leaders of the zionsit colony are involved. David Sheen is a reporter and content editor at

    Israel’s Palestinian Residents Are Treated as Second-Class Citizens The country’s political leadership is actively enacting laws that ensure a pervasive institutionalized system of discrimination.”

    New survey challenges Israel’s gay-friendly image Survey by American research institute reveals Israel might be gay capital of Middle East, but lags behind western countries when it comes to accepting its gay brethern: only 40% of Israelis think LGBT community should be accepted, versus 88% in Spain. Huge gap exists between secular (61% support), religious (26%)”,7340,L-4391274,00.html

  • JCF

    “He called on the police not to allow the parade to take place in Jerusalem again.”

    Funny, I call on the police to not allow murderously homophobic fundamentalist nutbags to walk free ever again!

  • Dale

    Organized religion at its finest.

  • Blake Jordan

    If any group(s) need to be placed on their on continent, and separated from the civilized world, it is the religious fundamentalists / extremists!!!
    Show everyone that heterosexuality has nothing to do with sustained population or a well-functioning society, when these pieces of shit are all killing each other, in the name of their imaginary gods!!!

  • Ninja0980

    I’m betting you that if he had been a Muslim who had stabbed Jews, no way he would have been let out unless it was in a body bag.

  • leastyebejudged

    Benzi Gopstein, chairman of the right-wing group Lehava, said that while activists from his organization staged a protest against the “abomination parade,” they “oppose the stabbing of Jews.”

    But these psychotic and genocidal Zionists are perfectly fine with anybody else being stabbed.

    Pieces of shit.

  • sword

    I have been waiting for a Pride Parade in a ‘open carry’ state, with participants carrying Glocks and AK-47s. Isn’t that what Gov Perry wants…every citizen armed…never know when an ‘undesirable’ will try to attack you?