Proposed budget of NIS 500,000 to fund the Open House’s 2019 community activities – including the Gay Pride parade scheduled for next week – was voted down at the municipal committee level.
"I trust you to act wisely to remove this disgrace from us, especially now in these holy days between Jerusalem Day and Shavuot," the letter stated.
Levenstein, Lior, Shapira and Smotrich have all been known to be disparaging of the LGBT community.
Hatred against the parade or the gay community doesn’t begin or end with hatred against one community.
An 'in pictures' story of the annual "love without borders" Jerusalem pride parade.
Participants in the Jerusalem parade congregated in Liberty Bell Park amid heavy security, and at 17:30 began wending their way through the city.
Rabbi Aryeh Stern describes gay pride flags as symbolizing “the opposite” of holiness, and says he is “saddened” that the parade is taking place at all.
"Beyond possible attempts to harm the participants of the march, it is important to remember... past attempts to carry out terrorist attacks," said Police Commissioner Roni Alsheich.
The transgender descendant of the Baal Shem Tov describes her journey from Williamsburg, NY to becoming the woman she is today.
Tisha Be’av in Memory of Shira Banki, the teen murdered at the 2015 Pride Parade, casts the sad day in a new, hopeful light.