Gay Pride Parade in Jerusalem

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What Happened?

This past Thursday, a gay pride parade took place in Jerusalem, Israel’s capital. This year’s theme was “One community. Many faces.” The parade takes place annually and never fails to stir controversy and provoke strong feelings. Although Tel Aviv has hosted an annual gay pride parade for almost 30 years, Jerusalem’s first was in 2002.

An estimated 10,000-15,000 people participated in the event, amidst heavy security. Nearly 50 arrests occurred throughout. Likud member and newly-installed justice minister, A...

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