Sa'ar condemns MK Ariel's 'disturbing anti-gay' comments

June 18, 2012 21:26


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Education Minister Gideon Sa'ar on Monday condemned as "anti-gay" and "disturbing" comments made by National Union MK Uri Ariel in which he stated that the IDF should not enlist gays.

"An attack or discrimination against someone because of their sexual preference or way of life is outrageous and harmful to human dignity," Sa'ar stated.

He added: "Public figures must come out against statements of this kind, clearly and unequivocally, and say 'enough is enough', in order to preserve Israel as an enlightened and tolerant nation.

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