‘Gay IDF soldiers’ storm Bennett’s Facebook page

Critics invoke scene from iconic Israeli film ‘Yossi and Jagger’ in latest protest of Bennett’s stance on same-sex couples.


Dozens of Israelis bombarded a Facebook post by Habayit Hayehudi chairman Naftali Bennett, in which he praised Israel Defense Forces troops currently serving in the snow, with still shots from the Israeli movie “Yossi and Jagger,” about a love affair between two combat soldiers.

All the reactions included the same photo of Yossi (played by Ohad Knoller) and Jagger (Yehuda Levi) kissing in the snow and quoting lyrics from the film’s theme song “Bo,” performed by openly gay musician Ivri Lider, including “When cold winds blow outside, I’ll send in you a hot fire,” and “Until when will continue to run away to power games?”

Other commenters added to the photo comments relating to the stance of Habayit Hayehudi regarding LGBT rights, such as “Alllll the soldiers? Even the gay soldiers who are guarding us?” and “To all the soldiers who are guarding us, we love you, but only if you’re straight without same-sex sexual preferences, because then you are tin soldiers. Yours, Naftali.”

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