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Municipality Removes Pride Banner from U.S. Embassy

"It is simply absurd that the Deputy Mayor, Arieh King [1], the main Kahanist [2] of Jerusalem does not have anything more interesting to do with his life than to try to cause a diplomatic incident with the United States, just because the embassy hung a pride flag in honor Pride month (yes, he sent inspectors to remove it).

Arieh, listen well. The LGBTQ community in Jerusalem is here to stay. It is unbelievable that diplomats are able to see reality in Jerusalem better than the deputy mayor. Maybe, you wipe the hatred from your eyes and clear the Kahanism out of your mind – you will also be able to see this reality.

The best response to Kahanism is to attend the Pride rally on Sunday as part of Pride and Tolerance Events 2020 // Open House [1] in Jerusalem

▶️Source: Eyal Lurie Pardes


0202 Editor’s Notes:
[1] Arieh King is a member of Jerusalem City Council and the founder of the Israel Land Fund whose mission is to “acquire land,” in East Jerusalem and around Israel, “of strategic national importance as well as areas of historical and religious value to the Jewish people.” He lives with his wife and children in Ma’ale Zeitim, a Jewish compound on the Mount of Olives, inside the Palestinian Ras al-Amud neighborhood.
[2] A Kahanist is a person who believes in Kahanism, an extremist Jewish ideology based on the views of Rabbi Meir Kahane, a Jewish supremacist who advocated and inspired acts of terror. His political party Kach,, is designated as a terrorist organization in Israel and the United States.
[3] The Jerusalem Open House for Pride and Tolerance is a non-profit organization, founded in 1997, with a community center serving people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. While reaching out with their message of equality and acceptance to all people in Jerusalem, Israel, and abroad, their main focuses are community building, providing humanitarian services, and promoting social change.

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