Like every year, homophobic statements were heard all around, surrounding the news of the pride parade in Tel Aviv.
MK Moti Yogev (Jewish Home) criticized the LGBT parade which will was held in Tel Aviv on Friday.
“A Jewish family is made up of a father and a mother who naturally bring life into the world,” said Yogev. “Our children are our joy, our future and our strength.”
Attorney Itamar Ben-Gvir, who just this week filed a lawsuit against the Israel Police and represents the 20 right-wing activists who were warned not to protest against the incident, said in response that “This has gone too far. Israel is not Iran but a democracy and the police must internalize that. The talks that the police are having with the right-wing activists are illegal, this is harassment and a threat to freedom of speech and democracy.”
“I am interested to know whether those who raise high the banner of freedom of expression and demand [the right] to demonstrate in front of the homes of civil servants have protested against a more severe violation of freedom of expression – when the police want to intimidate demonstrators who are ‘guilty’ of opposing the provocative parade,” Ben Gvir said.