Even More Israeli Pride Drama

Here’s another test for your short-term memory, kiddies. Have you forgotten about this morning’s post on the broo-ha-ha over Israeli Gay Pride?

If you answered “no”, gold star to you. If you answered “yes”, you’ve got some serious problems and we suggest you a. consult a doctor and b. click here to catch up.

Anyway, with all the threats of violence and Biblical vengence, Jerusalem police may revoke the parade’s permit. The Jerusalem Post reports:

Amidst mounting public opposition and threats of violence, Jerusalem police said Monday that they will reevaluate a permit given to hold a gay parade in the city next month…

Jerusalem police spokesman Shmuel Ben-Ruby said Monday that the High Court affirmed that police have the prerogative to cancel the event.

Jerusalem police chief Ilan Franco met late Sunday night with a senior Rabbi from the anti-Zionist Eda Haredit who warned of violent protests if the parade went ahead, officials said.

If the police do cancel the event, that will make the second queer event cancelled in Israel this year: World Pride had to end its planned celebration after the war with Lebanon broke out.

While it’s totally shitty that gays in Israel can’t get a break, at least some good’s coming out of this whole homophobic mess:

The burgeoning opposition to the local city parade has again united an unusual cross-party and inter-faith coalition of Conservative Orthodox Rabbis, Muslims, and Christians who call the event a deliberate affront and provocation to millions of believers around the world.

See? Bigotry brings people together. Just think, the gays could be the key to ending war in the Middle East!

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