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(photo credit: MELANIE LIDMAN)
This week the Jerusalem LGBT (Lesbiain, gay, bisexual and transgender) community again encountered hateful signs plastered across the city, as seen in the below pashkevil (Yiddish wall poster). We were surprised to see this once familiar relic we came to know so well from 2005 and 2006 when the city was burning with hatred. This pashkevil again quotes the same survey justifying homophobia on the basis that it is found in all three monotheistic religions. This new pashkevil refers to the Jerusalem March for Pride and Tolerance as the “Abomination March” and commands that we “leave them alone.”