Pride Month to bring over 20,000 tourists
Gilad Morag
Published: 29.05.13, 13:07
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1. I'm on my way!! - cant wait!!!
Ryan Goldberg ,   London   (05.29.13)
ORA ,   JERUSALEM   (05.29.13)
3. Wish I were coming too!
Mark ,   London, UK   (05.29.13)
Why on earth would one want to give up pride events, needed or not ?????
4. The Gay Gene
Adam Neira ,   Paris, France   (05.29.13)
Tourism is a positive industry for Israel. The Holy Land should be a place that people want to visit. But some visitors should be encouraged whilst others shouldn't. Israeli government sponsorship of "Pride" events (why isn't there a Heterosexual Pride March BTW, but I'm getting off the point.) is not a good idea. Ancient Gomorrah, Rome and Athens were full of urbane, intelligent, chic people. BTW, there is no "Gay Gene". Homosexual orientation is a result of traumatic conditioning in childhood, often repressed, and poor later life choices. P.S. It would be a very dark day indeed if the State of Israel ever seriously considered legalising same sex marriage, but fortunately most Jews, and Muslims for that matter, respect the principles of traditional families, heterosexuality and monogamy. France has passed the same sex legislation, but a seriously large protest against the law was held by the "Manif pour Tous" organisers in Paris last Sunday May 26th. (Upwards of a million people). In better news recently parliaments in Australia, Finland, Russia and Northern Ireland voted against same sex marriage.
5. Pagan Pride
Brod ,   USA   (05.29.13)
Pagan Pride will turn off millions of potential Judeo-Christian pilgrims planning to visit Jerusalem/Holy Land. Far from helping tourism, it erodes tourists' confidence and tarnishes Israel. It is time to stop turning the Land of Israel into a Pagan Land. Israel means the follower of the GOD of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
6. How sad, and humiliating for Judaism in Eretz Yisrael
Baruch ,   Boston, USA   (05.29.13)
7. They had better stay in Tel Aviv
Haya ,   Holon   (05.29.13)
Most of Israel isn't all that tolerant.
8. Blessings
Moshico ,   Jerusalem   (05.29.13)
But could they dress modestly, not all gays like to get undressed in the streets and show off their flesh. I think straights would except gays better if they would act normal in public, I mean they are normal so then act normal. Hats off to homosexuals who are proud of who they are just keep sex in the bedroom.
9. pride
Peter ,   USA   (05.29.13)
God is not pleased.
10. wish I was there !
gays4Israel   (05.29.13)
11. Gays
Edouard ,   Montreal Canada   (05.29.13)
Gay areNOT different than anybody It's not a choice or a perversion The hortodox belive it an abomination An insult to god The only abomination and insult to god It the way hortodox are
12. You KNOW this isn't Jewish.
13. Great Tel Aviv-Jaffa
David Clarke ,   Liverpool, England   (05.29.13)
I hope those attending the Tel Aviv-Jaffa Pride have a brilliant time, the city of Tel Aviv-Jaffa is a vibrant beautiful metropolis with gorgeous beaches, fantastic restaurants and a great nightlife, a city of great people and a bastion of equality and tolerance that symbolizes all that is good about Israel. It is a place were Jews and Palestinian Arabs can live together in peace and were gay people are not made to feel like second class citizens in their own country, and a place were racism, homophobic, religious and nationalistic extremism and bigotry do not rear their ugly heads. Tel Aviv-Jaffa is an example of what the whole of Israel may become one day.
14. Dont ignore FAMILY HOLIDAYS either
Tim ,   Brighton   (05.29.13)
e want affordable Inland Water/Theme Park Family Resorts in the Negev
15. 2 Ryan & all the other children! Hope u have a gr8 time!
Hetero Granny ,   Israel   (05.29.13)
16. Why does the media force-feed us the gay agenda?
Jake ,   USA   (05.29.13)
17. Equal responsibilities: gays, straight, religious, secular.
Michael ,   California, USA   (05.29.13)
18. #7 we have gay pride in Jerusalem!
19. wow where did all this phobia come from?
20. Brod, son settle down now
Hetero Granny ,   Israel   (05.29.13)
First of all what is "Judeo-Christian" some new kind of "Shatnes" (forbidden mix of wool and linen see book of Breehsheet/Genesis) Son for the record there's Judaism and there's Christianity. Each religion has many different sects and sub-groupings. I would like to understand how you it is that you speak on behalf of all of them. I would like to understand how it is that you speak for millions of people - only Pope Francis I is officially authorized to speak on behalf of millions of Catholics. Are you a religious leader? And about your overall judgmental tone...son what happened to the fundamental Christian tenet "Love the sinner, hate the sin"? Did you forget that one. May I suggest that you combine "Love the sinner, hate the sin" with you can catch more flies with honey than vinegar. Son you are bitter and I feel sorry for you. In the meantime I for one will be taking my 80 year old self to the party in Tel Aviv I just love spending time with happy positive young people!
21. 9 when did you last ask Him/Her?
22. Liberte, fraternite et egalite
tiki ,   belgium   (05.29.13)
In France a thing of the past, in Israel a reality. Bravo!
23. The rainbow used to represent
Galut ia ,   Selah   (05.29.13)
a covenant between God and man Genesis nine verses 12 thru 17
24. Hetero #20
Brod ,   USA   (05.29.13)
Don't equate Papism with Christianity. Papism is Paganism. I have read the Bible from cover to cover and the GOD of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob-the Creator of the Heavens and Universe-the GOD of the Bible has the same message for Sodom and Gomorrah.
25. 9 Peter...G-d is not pleased
gays4Israel   (05.29.13)
my G-d calls me Twice Blessed ! G-d bless Israel and all those who support equality in Israel
26. disgust, pure disgust
Larry ,   Los Angeles   (05.30.13)
This is a Jewish state and should have Jewish values, not follow the immorality of the gentile nations.
27. #8 - Moshico
Haya ,   Holon   (05.30.13)
But that is what it is all about - and only about - sex.
28. #27- Haya
Moshico ,   Jerusalem   (05.30.13)
Do you think that being Gay is just about sex. Being gay is about living with a same sex partner and having a life like a normal straight couple. Do normal straight couples only think about sex. If so the population would be much bigger than it is today.
29. amazing! so proud of being Israeli!
nadav ,   Holon   (05.30.13)
Despite the cultural, religious, and regional pressures, Israel proves to be a haven of open mindedness, openness, and hope! I am proud to be Israeli!
30. @#24 Brod u r like Archie Bunker
Hetero Granny ,   Israel   (05.30.13)
angry, bitter, & judgmental. Place yourself in the hands of the G-d...for you are a sinner and a blasphemer. I will pray for you.
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