"The essence of this parade is contradicting the trend of Jerusalem as a holy city," said Chief Rabbi Aryeh Stern.
Tel Aviv Pride Parade is not just a celebration.
“The gulf between the Israeli public will and the government’s policies is widening.”
Marriage registration is about to get a whole lot easier.
"All u haters- stop using god to hide your ugly homophobia," writes Assi Azar in bittersweet Facebook message after marrying husband in Spain.
According to the Central Bureau of Statistics, in 2013, 8,939 marriages were conducted abroad with at least one Israeli spouse were registered in Israel.
"We demand that the state provide the basic and fundamental right to exercise our love for whomever we choose, and require legislation to allow gay marriage in Israel," the group says.
The “Shira Banki bills” include establishing civil unions, requiring education for equality and tolerance among other policies meant to counter hate-crimes.
While I do not think that gays should be abused or deprived of their human rights, to override the word of God and allow them to be married is something Israel should not be involved in.
“Every aftershock threatened to bring the building down on top of us ... It was a nightmare that we are just now beginning to understand," one parent says.