Israel’s getting wise in its old age!
The Middle Eastern nation, which officially turns 60 this year, made a Palestinian gay’s dreams come true this week by granting him asylum, thus protecting him from anti-gay attacks in his homeland.
The man had applied years ago for an Israeli visa in order to live with his Israeli lover of eight years in Tel Aviv.
Realizing that acquiring such a visa via normal channels could take many more years, the Palestinian man turned to an Israeli Defense Force commander responsible for civil administration in the area and reported repeated threats to his life ever since his family discovered he was homosexual and in a relationship with an Israeli Jew.
The move’s unheard of in Israel and, we hope, sets a precedent. Although, we’re not holding out breath.