Haredi leader to community: No protest against J'lem gay pride parade

June 17, 2009 09:24

Rabbi Tuvia Weiss, head of the Eda Haredit's Rabbinic Court, has issued a directive to his community not to demonstrate against the gay pride parade planned to be held in Jerusalem next week. According to Israel Radio, Weiss instructed the Eda Haredit rabbis to ignore the parade altogether. Sources at the gay community's Open House told Israel Radio that Weiss's instructions come in light of an agreement they reached with the haredi leaders. However, despite the instructions, posters calling for demonstrations against the parade were put up in Jerusalem's haredi neighborhoods. Eda Haredit sources told the radio station that right-wing groups were apparently using the posters in order to try and incite violence.

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