Tel Aviv Gay Center Faces Threats

Jim Burroway

August 21st, 2009

The Tel Aviv LGBT center, site of this month’s horrific shooting spree, has reopened under the protection of an armed guard, among other security measures. The center’s leaders have continued to receive death threats, with the latest coming from an Orthodox Jewish web. A writer for that web site told the Ha’aretz newspaper that the “perverts” who manage the gay center “should be forced to face a firing squad.” His remarks came in response to a controversial unsigned letter posted on that web site calling on authorities to arrest the center’s leaders for “the acts they carried out on minors behind the walls of that club of perversion”.

Ben in Oakland

August 21st, 2009

Funny how some people refuse to learn.

A nazi is a nazi, whether wearing a swastika, or tefillin.


August 21st, 2009

The ultra-Orthodox (the people making threats here are more than just Orthodox, mind you) people are hardly any different from fundamentalist Christians and Muslims. Most Jews don’t like them, either.

Stefano A

August 21st, 2009

The Tel Aviv LGBT center, site of this month’s horrific shooting spree, has reopened under the protection of an armed guard . . . .

Clarification. . .

The Open House which hired the armed guard is in Jerusalem not Tel Aviv. While the Youth Center in Tel Aviv may have hired an armed guard, that is not the location discussed in the Jerusalem Post article having hired an armed guard, and I’ve read no reports of the Tel Aviv center having done so.

Chris McCoy

August 21st, 2009

Ben in Oakland said:

A nazi is a nazi, whether wearing a swastika, or tefillin.

The victim becomes the perpetrator. This is the pattern played out over and over again.

Whether it’s abused children growing up to become child abusers, or oppressed minorities gaining power and turning around and oppressing others.

If you spend your entire childhood on the receiving end of hate, how can you expect as an adult to know what love looks like.

Ben in Oakland

August 21st, 2009

“how can you expect as an adult to know what love looks like.”

I dunno. maybe by placing value on consciousness and compassion.


August 21st, 2009

Oh my, how deplorable of us to point out the very real threats of homophobes in Israel.

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