Jerusalem’s Pride parade was this morning, where marchers encountered hundreds of Haredi, Israel’s bizarre Ultra Othodox sect, who arrived with eggs and bags of human excrement to hurl. Just before the parade kicked off, police arrested a 32-year old man carrying a bomb which he said he’d planned to detonate near the parade to “scare people away.” Two hundred Haredi were arrested by the 7000 police officers brought in from all over Israel to protect the marchers, who numbered only 1000. For the last week, the Heredi have been rioting in protest of Jerusalem Pride. Last year they succeeded in getting Jerusalem Pride cancelled entirely.
Remember your Israeli brothers and sisters when you enjoy Pride this weekend. The only thing being thrown here will be kisses. Count your blessings.