Tag Archives: Tel Aviv

ISRAEL: 200,000 Attend Tel Aviv Pride [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Thousands of people from around the world are partying in Tel Aviv at the Gay Pride Parade, the region’s largest. The Municipality said over 200,000 people celebrated Friday. The theme of this year’s parade is “Bisexuality Visibility.” Jorge Medina from Mexico said the parade is “amazing.” Tel Aviv has emerged as one of the world’s most ...

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ISRAEL: 200,000 Attend Tel Aviv Pride [VIDEO]

From the Jerusalem Post: The Tel Aviv Gay Pride parade drew hundreds of thousands of participants to the march on Friday. The parade, which took off from Tel Aviv’s Gan Meir at noon and included music, festivities, speeches and shows, is the largest Pride Parade in the Middle East. This year’s event spotlighted “Women for a Change,” an organization that ...

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ISRAEL: Court Strikes Down Restraining Orders Which Barred Anti-LGBT Protesters From Tel Aviv Pride

From Israel National News: A Tel Aviv court on Wednesday struck down dozens of restraining orders Israeli police had issued against opponents of this Friday’s planned gay pride parade. The orders, which would have barred the individuals from approaching the route of the parade in Tel Aviv, were issued against dozens of haredi and national religious activists. Police had called ...

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ISRAEL: Activists Call For Canceling Tel Aviv Pride Over Government’s Funding Of LGBT Tourism

This may, in part, explain the billboard campaign that popped up in London this weekend. Via Haaretz: In protest over the wide gap between the resources allocated to attract gay tourists to the country and the limited support for local LGBTQ organizations, members of Israel’s gay community are calling to cancel this year’s Tel Aviv Gay Pride Parade. The call ...

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BRITAIN: Billboard Campaign Puzzles London

An electronic billboard bearing the message “Imagine London Without Gays” appeared in Britain’s capital this weekend, leading some on social media to ponder its meaning and its source. A supporting website carrying the same message about Madrid, Berlin, and “the world” was also launched. But the billboard’s owner, JC Decaux, may have prematurely given away the plot when they responded ...

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Hillary Slams “Bully” Donald Trump And Praises Tel Aviv Pride In Speech To Pro-Israel Convention [VIDEO]

Hillary Clinton today spoke at the pro-Israel AIPAC conference where she slammed Donald Trump as a bully and praised the Tel Aviv Pride Parade as an Israeli example of tolerance. The pride quote: “We are both nations built by immigrants and exiles seeking to live and worship in freedom, nations built on principles of equality, tolerance and pluralism. At our ...

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US Embassy Celebrates Tel Aviv Pride

Tel Aviv Pride was yesterday and in the clip below US Ambassador Daniel Shapiro happily points out the gigantic rainbow flag adorning the US embassy.

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Conchita Wurst Performs At Tel Aviv Pride

(Tipped by JMG reader Lynda)

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FAA Bans US Flights To & From Tel Aviv

Via the Washington Post: The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday afternoon ordered U.S. carriers to stop flying to or from Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, prohibiting them from traveling through Israel’s largest airport after a rocket landed nearby. Airlines were banned from flying to Tel Aviv for a 24-hour period beginning on Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. The FAA ...

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The Bible Predicted That The Rainbow Flag Would Fly Over Israel’s US Embassy

So says the Third Eagle of the Apocalypse. (Tipped by JMG reader John)

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US Embassy Celebrates Tel Aviv Pride

In what will surely ratchet up the sadz in Teabagistan, the US embassy in Tel Aviv has posted a video of yesterday’s gay pride parade with a celebratory message from Dan Shapiro, the US Ambassador to Israel. Early this week the Tea People lost their shit because the embassy had flown the rainbow flag over its Tel Aviv headquarters.

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Perkins: Obama Has Turned America Into Sodom With Tel Aviv Rainbow Flag

Maybe we should start freeping the call in number for Perkins’ radio show, which airs weekdays at 5PM eastern.

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Speaking of Tel Aviv Pride…

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ISRAEL: British Embassy Flies Rainbow Flag In Honor Of Tel Aviv Pride

Two days ago America’s wingnuts lost their shit over the US embassy’s raising of a rainbow flag in Tel Aviv.  Today the British embassy followed suit and upped the ante by changing their Facebook cover photo to a rainbow version of the Union Jack. In the center of the photo below, Matthew Gould, the British ambassador to Israel, poses with ...

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ISRAEL: Rainbow Flag Flies Over US Embassy In Tel Aviv, Haters Scream

From the Facebook page of the US Embassy in Tel Aviv: “Proudly flying the colors! For the first time in history, the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv has raised the Pride flag together with our American flag. We are proud to join with the municipality of Tel Aviv-Yafo and its residents in celebrating LGBT Pride Week.” Fox News reporter Todd ...

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ISRAEL: Monument To Gay Victims Of Holocaust Unveiled In Tel Aviv

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ISRAEL: Tel Aviv To Get Holocaust Monument To Gays Persecuted By Nazis

Monuments that honor the gay people persecuted by the Nazis exist in Berlin, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Sydney and San Francisco. Soon Tel Aviv will have one too. At the center of the monument will be a concrete triangle containing a pink triangle, the symbol used by the Nazis used to mark homosexuals. A bench and plaque beside the monument will give ...

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ISRAEL: Activists Demonstrate Outside Russian Embassy In Tel Aviv

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ISRAEL: Shooter At LGBT Youth Club Driven By “Biblical Edict Against Gays”

The complicated case of the 2009 mass shooting at a Tel Aviv LGBT youth club took another turn today thanks to an undercover officer planted in the accused killer’s jail cell.  “[Hagai] Felician, motivated by feelings of anger and revenge, killed and tried to kill innocent young people… solely because they happened to be at the Bar Noar club,” read ...

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BRITAIN: Palestinian Activists Call For Pet Shop Boys To Cancel Tel Aviv Concert

Pro-Palestinian activists are planning to picket a Pet Shop Boys appearance in London tonight in protest of the dance duo’s gig scheduled for June 28th in Tel Aviv.  From the protesters’ website: The Pet Shop Boys – Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, recognised as the most successful duo in UK music history, are scheduled to perform in apartheid Israel to ...

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