Jerusalem sign gets 'gay pride' paintjob
Noam (Dabul) Dvir
Published: 02.08.12, 09:56
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1. Politics and theology aside,
Adam ,   Ashdod, Israel   (08.02.12)
it actually looks really nice with the colors. At least in the picture. It was wrong to paint it without permission, but it is aesthetically pleasing.
2. Anyone know when the Bedwetters Pride Parade will be held??
Shula ,   Haifa   (08.02.12)
In jerusalem??
3. Adds a bit of color
A ,   Belgium   (08.02.12)
to counter the dismal and depressing black of Mea She'arim
4. It looks much better than in white!
Ari   (08.02.12)
5. No just Gay Pride
BrianR ,   London UK   (08.02.12)
but perhaps we should spare a moment to take pride in Israel itself. For all its problems, for all its internal and external strife, for all that we struggle with the idea of exactly what a 'Jewish Democracy' means, Israel and the vast majority of its people are amazingly tolerant. It's all too easy to be lulled into a false image when one sees some of the more extreme views expressed either here, or on other forums. So, let's all take a moment - both Israelis and Jews worldwide who love and support Israel - to celebrate this wonderful democracy and to pledge to keep it alive. Thank you all so much!
6. The filth org. couldn't have chosen a more accurate symbol
Netanelah ,   Dimona   (08.02.12)
The rainbow reminds us of G-d's promise not to destroy the world after The Flood which occurred precisely because of such immorality in the time of Noah.
7. They Showed Their True Colors, Hashem Will Show His Too!
Ariel Ben Yochanan ,   Kfar Tapuah, Efraim   (08.02.12)
B"H - Gays marching for their "rights" to oppose G-d's Torah is negating Jewish rights in Yerushalayim in particular and on G-d's Holy Land in general. From a Jewish prospective this is a worst case scenario, an attack on everything holy to Jews. This is worst than burning a synagogue down, than a bus-bombing killing just a few Jews, than destroying Jewish tombstones, because these attacks are limited in their scope, whereas a gay march on Yerushalayim sodomizes the entire Jewish community: Every one of us is offended, with the support of the State. This is an authentic, extreme and ferocious attack on every Jew, which the State not only tolerates but protects with its mounted police and undercover agents. So what does it tell us about this State? That it is Jewish, as it claims to be? The answer of course is NO, NO and NO and this is the main issue with which our generation of Jews who live on G-d's holy Land will have to deal with in one way or another. They showed their colors, Hashem will show His too!
8. Sickening
David ,   Haifa Israel   (08.02.12)
in our most holy city. shameful
9. nice work
Sar Simon ,   Netanya, Israel   (08.02.12)
Since the sign was enhanced let us leave it that way and appreciate it.
10. Reply to number 7. How to respond?
Danny ,   London England   (08.02.12)
When the Haredi yeshivahs made massive protests we had children in our Haredi schools in the Diaspora asking what their older brothers were protestinhg about. The more recent response of just minimising our public reaction has probably been better. There has always been an extreme secular side to Israeli life in one form or another. It's not correct to say that the march 'sodomizes the entire Jewish community'. We can choose to do even more Mitzvahs to help these people overcome their non-procreative predicament.
Aviv ,   Jerusalem   (08.02.12)
You're proud to be gay. Fine. Stop throwing it at everyone.
12. #8
Madeleine ,   Rehovot Israel   (08.02.12)
Opposed to a bit of colour, are you? It was wrong to do it without permission but then they probably wouldn't have been given it anyway. Black and white and dull and boring - the colour of haredim.
13. It looks the entrace to a chirldren's playground
Paul ,   Jerusalem   (08.02.12)
which, as adults, these people have less of a moral consciousness than a child, after years of eroding their sense of shame.
14. While the highlight & pride in the orthodox world these days
is the Siyum Hashas (of which not a word is mentioned in the secular media), the highlight & pride of the secular world is immorality... Now I ask you, can the orthodox intermingle with the secular in the IDF? (Siyus Hashas translation by Wiki: The celebration of the completion of the Daf Yomi (daily Talmud folio) program, a seven-and-a-half-year cycle of learning the Oral Torah and its commentaries.)
15. It's called ...
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (08.02.12)
... Jerusalem of gold. Not Jerusalem of primary and pastel colors. Show a little respect, please.
16. I love it and I'm not Gay!!
Debbie ,   Israel   (08.02.12)
A little color is needed after all the beautiful city of Jerusalem has become too black
17. It's vandalism without consent, but it does look good.
Avi   (08.02.12)
18. to all
David ,   Herzlia,Israel   (08.02.12)
I agree with Debbie # 16, I also am not gay and painting the sign in colors makes it look nicer, better than white or black. !!!
19. To number 7.
Nick ,   Jerusalem   (08.02.12)
First: Looks nice but still illegal, whoever did it is going to get in trouble - and thats good, this is still a state of law. However. G-d's colors are those of love, not of hate as some wanna-be-faithful people like to express. Values that preach love among humanity? Are humans to stupid for those? Comparing people who just love people of their own sex to terrorists - that is an abyss of hate. I am so sorry. I am so sorry that you think like that.
20. @15 if its "of Gold" y were the letters white?
21. Agreed with Magdalena
Yossef   (08.02.12)
22. #15 Sarah, the gold of "Jerusalem of gold"
Yossef   (08.02.12)
is the gold of the dome, I prefer the colors of the rainbow, which are the true colors of the Jews, we are all of different colors. And Magdalena, Debbie tec are right, Jerusalem is too much black and white...
23. The Sick Perversion!!!
Jake Stone ,   USA   (08.02.12)
The more this abhorrent (chosen) lifestyle is tolerated...the greater God's judgment will be. These Sodomites' will reap what they sow, by way of desease and eternal judgment--guaranteed!!! As a Christian, I'll pray for them to repent, of this evil sin, and turn to the Lord for forgiveness and spiritual healing. May God have mercy on their lost souls!!!
24. #7's comment amounts to hateful incitement and should be
Avi   (08.02.12)
removed. Sorry #7 but I do not feel my rights as a Jew are hurt. More over: "than a bus-bombing killing just a few Jews" You are a sick ignorant, completely detached from the horrific results of terror attacks. You haven't the slightest clue. How DARE you cheapen terror attacks like that, and their victims. HOW DARE YOU!
25. I wish these people Refu'a shelema
hadad ,   u.k   (08.02.12)
26. Vandalism in pretty colours
Daniel ,   Tel Aviv   (08.02.12)
It is still vandalism and against the law. I hope the perps are fined. I also hope Jerusalem leaves the paint job. In the picture it looks damn nice! As for the contemptible comments of the anti-gay pro-religious lobby on the talk-back network...if you're so so worried about G-d's judgement holiness etc act holy. Holy actions on your part are expressions of love and kindness. Tikkun Olam people. That means finding kind ways and healing ways of living in a political and religious capital. Learn that politics has a place and homosexuals have a right to express their views. They don't choose to be gay anymore than someone chooses to be straight. If you doubt that, ask yourself when you were first deciding your sexuality why did your desire for sexual relations with a person of the same sex get suppressed? Did you have those desires or was it that you were never attracted to someone of the same sex? Asking for equal treatment in the law is not wrong. And the J'lem Pride Parade is so tame compared to the rather fun parades of other capital cities it's almost sad that Israel's capital can't just enjoy a bit of colour and accept the Pride parade as both a political protest and positive benefit for a city that is sorely lacking in colour.
27. In your face activity turns people off
TurningUsoff ,   Jerusalem Israel   (08.02.12)
That no one questioned it is just another side of the infamous total indiffernce of all things in Israeli society let someone else call the politce etc etc etc. They must hav e done it at night and no one on the major highway sought to call the police. This is pure missionary activity in your face activity it was done by the way in the heart of a Haredi neighborhood. I am secular but this ibn your face activity turns me and many off.
28. Finish immediately this shameful
Istvan ,   BUDAPEST HUNGARY   (08.02.12)
homosexual propaganda in a holy city !!
29. jerusalem of gold
rhen ,   Belgium   (08.02.12)
Jerusalem of gold is not because of the Dome , but because of the light at sun down, the stones of Jerusalem looks like gold therefore Jerusalem of gold.
30. Jerusalem of gold is not because of the Dome
Rhen ,   Liege   (08.02.12)
Jerusalem of gold is not because of the Dome , but because of the light at sun down, the stones of Jerusalem looks like gold therefore Jerusalem of gold.
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