Gay Pride Parade to take place at 11 a.m. Friday

The controversial Gay Pride Parade will take place on Friday in Jerusalem as scheduled, it was decided on Tuesday. Following a meeting between police and the organizers of the parade, Jerusalem's Open House, the sides agreed that the parade would begin at 11 a.m. and end at 3 p.m.. The marchers will head from Kaplan St., through the government compound - the street connecting the Knesset and the Prime Minister's Office - to the stadium at Hebrew University's Givat Ram campus, where a rally will be held. The only remaining obstacle to the parade is a series of petitions filed with the High Court, which will be discussed on Wednesday.