Getting the Message
It’s official: the gay parade is off, replaced by a closed event at Hebrew University’s Givat Ram stadium. Yediot Acharonot reports that members of the charedi community played an active role in brokering this compromise, with meetings held at the offices of Dudi Zilbershlag, founder of the Meir Panim aid organization.
This is the third time that the parade has been canceled due to other demands on police resources, the latter two having been entirely unforeseeable. Mere coincidence? You decide.