Gay activists in Jerusalem can breath a sigh of relief.
The Ultra-Orthodox opponents seem to be scaling back their protests for this year’s pride event. Last year’s pride resulted in right wing riots, which drew a lot of attention. Thus, conservatives are trying to turn a blind eye:
There are signs that the protest will be less problematic than in past years as the Ultra-Orthodox community now understands that their protests attract publicity to what they view as a sinful parade and expose their children to the gay and lesbian communities.
It sounds to us like even this “less significant” presence will generate news. Face it, folks: we homos grab headlines!