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Tel Aviv celebrates gay pride festival with record-breaking participation of 100,000
The Times of Israel ^ | June 7, 2013, 8:05 am | Ricky Ben-David and Yoel Goldman

Posted on 06/07/2013 6:22:32 PM PDT by haffast

Tel Aviv hosted its 15th annual Gay Pride Festival on Friday, with a record-breaking 100,000 spectators and participants attending the celebrations, including droves of tourists from all over the world.

The Festival began at 10 a.m. at Gan Meir park, home to the city’s gay community center, and featured performances, speeches and music. A massive parade of tens of thousands of participants started at 1 p.m., making its way from the park through central Tel Aviv and culminating at the iconic Gordon Beach.

Attendees at the event included Finance Minister Yair Lapid, Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, Minister of Culture and Sport Limor Livnat, Labor party chief Shelly Yachimovich and Meretz head Zahava Gal-on.

Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai kicked off the festivities with a speech that reflected on the journey since the first annual Pride Parade, which he emceed in 1998.

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Also addressing the crowd, US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro conveyed warm wishes from President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry and the American people.

“There’s no better place to celebrate than in Tel Aviv, the friendliest city in the world to the LGBT community,” he said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gay; gaypride; homosexualagenda; israel; kerry; lgbt; livni; obama; perverts; shapiro; sodom; telaviv; tzipilivni
Israel’s gay immigrants are short on language but long on pride
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1 posted on 06/07/2013 6:22:32 PM PDT by haffast
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To: haffast

I am glad Israel lets them live freely there,
but all this promotion of homosexuailty (USA and elsewhere) is so very very sad.


2 posted on 06/07/2013 6:27:01 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: haffast
Also addressing the crowd, US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro conveyed warm wishes from President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry and the American people.

The American people? I don't recall being asked. Why is our representative abroad giving de facto official endorsement of a private gathering, especially one distinguished only by sexual behavior?

3 posted on 06/07/2013 6:27:43 PM PDT by relictele (A place dedicated to economic, racial and social equality. It was called Jonestown.)
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To: haffast
The rectal syphilis clinics of the region,no doubt,took on an extra supply of antibiotics and vinyl gloves.
4 posted on 06/07/2013 6:28:57 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: haffast

” stiff-necked people,a lustful people..”

Celebrating abomination is likely NOT pleasing in the eyes of Jehovah.


5 posted on 06/07/2013 6:29:53 PM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: relictele

Yes, it is sad and weird that people identify themselves solely based on where they choose to put their “private parts.”


6 posted on 06/07/2013 6:31:26 PM PDT by Tea Party Terrorist (Those who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: relictele

Are we still pretending Zero is straight?


7 posted on 06/07/2013 6:37:17 PM PDT by Tax-chick (More open defiance is needed.)
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To: relictele
The American people? I don't recall being asked.

They evidently missed several of us.

8 posted on 06/07/2013 6:41:00 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: haffast

Next year

downtown Mecca


9 posted on 06/07/2013 6:48:09 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: haffast

Sodom is back. Luckily, it’s one of the only places in Israel this could happen. With the Ultra-Orthadox in Jerusalem, there would be riots.


10 posted on 06/07/2013 6:51:03 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: haffast

Nothing new under the sun. The Almighty was displeased with the nation of Israel many times during its long history. Why they want to celebrate what the Lord abhors is beyond me but He lets us all have our free will to choose.


11 posted on 06/07/2013 6:53:03 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: haffast

Break out the Golden Calf.


12 posted on 06/07/2013 6:54:38 PM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: haffast

If Tel Aviv is the friendliest city on the world for homosexuals, what’s San Francisco?


13 posted on 06/07/2013 6:55:42 PM PDT by Tax-chick (More open defiance is needed.)
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To: faithhopecharity

This has to spell trouble for Israel. May the Lord rein this demonic activity in. Preferably by saving the lost souls involved.


14 posted on 06/07/2013 7:02:41 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: Tax-chick

The exporter.


15 posted on 06/07/2013 7:03:45 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: haffast

What is Gay Pride? What is there to celebrate anyway? That they love same sex and for us heterosexuals why should we celebrate with them? They love same sex—well just live their same sex lives and don’t flaunt it in the streets like its something wonderful to behold. Most heterosexuals who attend these go for the freak shows and the free entertainment. I say flux their gay sinful pride and parades of shame.


16 posted on 06/07/2013 7:08:04 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: madprof98

“They evidently missed several of us”

He was off by 90% of the American population.


17 posted on 06/07/2013 7:13:53 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever ((Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!))
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To: MaxMax

Good point.


18 posted on 06/07/2013 7:21:29 PM PDT by Tax-chick (More open defiance is needed.)
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To: haffast

Oy gey!


19 posted on 06/07/2013 7:24:55 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: stars & stripes forever

Lately I do not feel I really fit in to what society has become.Everything is upside down and twisted.I can care less about many things but when it is shoved in my face like a turd it really makes my blood boil.Maybe this is by design in the new world order of things.We just paid tribute and honor to another D-Day anniversary minus the criminal in chief of course.Those men did not die on a bloody grinder of a beach and all over Europe for turds.


20 posted on 06/07/2013 7:25:41 PM PDT by shanover (...To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.-S.Adams)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Obama promotes it everywhere. Weakens people and societies and nations. Prepares the way for the Islamic takeover.


21 posted on 06/07/2013 7:47:26 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Obama promotes it everywhere. Weakens people and societies and nations. Prepares the way for the Islamic takeover.


22 posted on 06/07/2013 7:47:27 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: haffast
And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.(Revelation 11)
23 posted on 06/07/2013 8:32:58 PM PDT by pastorbillrandles (, but you are right about the mood, tense)
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To: hoosierham

The Lord will strike Isreal down for its sins


24 posted on 06/07/2013 8:42:29 PM PDT by Psiman (PS I am not a crackpot)
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To: tflabo
These parades go a long way in hurting, not helping the Gay community. Israel is so used to being scolded for living so by allowing this behavior and even supporting it, they are, in a way saying to the world (the Gay world), “Look at me, I'm open, liberal and freely Democratic too, will you accept me as a “normal,, Western country like you”?
Tel Aviv is an island of Liberality and it is no coincidence that this kind of event could only take place on the Tel Aviv shores as the rest of the country is pretty damn Conservative and would toss tomatoes at them...
Young, fit (Homo) men hugging each other in the street is nothing to be proud of and certainly not in Israel...
25 posted on 06/07/2013 8:46:03 PM PDT by Netz (Netz)
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To: Netz
its very sad for Israel....they have resisted destruction from their Arab neighbors ONLY because they are a strong, disciplined, godly people...

homosexuality as portrayed by the gay community is nothing more than evil....

26 posted on 06/07/2013 10:19:16 PM PDT by cherry
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To: haffast

Sick world. Only He is perfect. Come quickly, dear Lord.


27 posted on 06/07/2013 10:21:15 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Barack Hussein 0bama has American blood on HIS hands!)
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To: faithhopecharity

no offense

but your post makes no sense


28 posted on 06/07/2013 10:21:22 PM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: cherry
they have resisted destruction from their Arab neighbors ONLY because they are a strong, disciplined, godly people.

You are uninformed dear about Israel.

Unless it's changed since my day there most Israelis are not religious. They fight and win because they are determined..not Godly..at least not now anyhow...though they are for sure more civilized then their neighbors..lol

The more religious in Israel as a rule do less of the fighting

"Never Again" means something to them in a far more cultural identity way than religious

Israel outside Jerusalem is rather secular albeit culturally quite Jewish...and very very leftist by our standards...at least before Obama

Not terribly religious and there is marked friction between the secular majority and the orthodox...palpable...over orthodox influence on cultural daily life that is

29 posted on 06/07/2013 10:26:47 PM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: cherry
I am not worried though because in Israel, even the secular community scorns this outrageous behavior. The VAST majority of Israelis and Jews abhor this behavior and lifestyle. It is a relatively small segment of society and think of it, biologically, gay couples usually do not procreate so in a way, Darwin takes care of these people. Of course some adopt but biologically speaking, they are or will become extinct...
30 posted on 06/07/2013 11:04:13 PM PDT by Netz (Netz)
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To: Netz

Really, the queers are going to breed themselves, out of existence? How? They are sociopaths- thus, need producers to feed, upon. Darwin may provide an excuse tempore- we provide the reality. Sociopaths are well accommodated, by reasonable idiots. Sad story of Life. Please think a bit more...


31 posted on 06/07/2013 11:44:11 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: wardaddy

hi!
i merely meant to say, that it is nice there are countries like USA and Israel where people have the liberty to live their “choice of lifestyle”

AND

that I find it so sad .... that so many young men seem to choose this “gay lifestyle” ... and parade it in the streets, too...

Free will and Liberty, yes.
Alas, though, because some choices or behaviors are dysfunctional for both individuals and society at large.

anyway, my opinion is unimportant, but there’s an effort at clarifying it.

best regards,
and thanks for your note.
fhc


32 posted on 06/08/2013 1:05:30 AM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: RedHeeler
If by definition a Sociopath is an unhealthy individual bound to make wrong life-survival choices then at some point in time they make the critical Darwinian error and...perish.

Of course they can feed on the healthy group body and there will be those ready to assist them.

The main thrust (excuse the pun) of the Gay community revolves around sex and sexual freedoms, sexual relations, sexual encounters, etc. The concept of the family, family building and couples living together (again, for sex) is secondary. They always harp on the physical sex aspects more than any other factor and given the fact that there can be no direct reproduction, doesn't that consign them, over time to the dust bins of human survival...as procreators, which the can't do?

33 posted on 06/08/2013 11:37:04 PM PDT by Netz (Netz)
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