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Israeli police withdraw request for two-metre fence around Pride parade

Israeli police withdraw request for two-metre fence around Pride parade

Israeli police have withdrawn a demand for an upcoming Pride parade in Kfar Sava to construct a two-metre high fence around their entire parade route. The police had asked for the fence to be constructed and large trucks or buses be placed at key intersections along the route to block views to the marchers. The extreme […]

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Israeli man ordered to stay away from Pride parade

Israeli man ordered to stay away from Pride parade

An Israeli man has been ordered to stay out of the city of Jerusalem until the day after the city’s Pride Parade has concluded after he made online threats against the event. The man from Beit Dagan, in the country’s central region, was arrested and detained by police after he posted the threats on Facebook. […]

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Man detained in Israel after threatening gay pride parade

Man detained in Israel after threatening gay pride parade

A twenty year old man from the Bnei Brak area of Israel was arrested by police after he made threats against a Tel Aviv Pride Parade. The young man, who follows Haredi Judaism, allegedly posted a message to Facebook asking if any of his friends wanted to join him for a terror attack on Tel Aviv’s […]

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Israel reschedules election due to clash with Britney Spears concert

Israel has reschedule their upcoming election because the date clashes with a Britney Spears concert. The poll was scheduled for July 3rd, but it’s had to be pushed back a day due to accommodate Britney’s tour. “We delayed the vote one day, to July 4. We couldn’t hire enough security for the election because of […]

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Hate crime centre in Israel named after Shira Banki

Hate crime centre in Israel named after Shira Banki

Shira Banki, a 16 year-old woman who was murdered during a Pride Festival in 2015, will have a new hate crime centre in Israel named after her. Banki was killed and five other people were injured when Rabbi Yishai Shlissel attacked them with a kitchen knife during the annual Pride celebrations in Israel’s capital. The […]

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Eurovision’s Hovi Star reports homophobic attack in Russia

Eurovision’s Hovi Star reports homophobic attack in Russia

Singer Hovi Star, who will represent Israel in this year’s Eurovision content, has reportedly suffered a homophobic attack while visiting Russia. The singer told Maltese television that when he passed through Moscow airport passport control officers ripped up his passport. “Maybe people in Moscow have a rough time with people like me, maybe because I’m […]

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Jerusalem Pride attacker charged with murder

Jerusalem Pride attacker charged with murder

The ultra-Orthodox man who attacked festival-goers at Jerusalem Pride in July is being charged with first degree murder. Rabbi Yishai Shlissel stabbed six people in Jerusalem last month, brandishing a kitchen knife at the annual Pride celebrations in Israel’s capital. 16-year-old Shira Banki (pictured) lost her life as a result of injuries sustained during the […]

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In the wrong city: Israeli LGBTI activists blamed for stabbing

In the wrong city: Israeli LGBTI activists blamed for stabbing

  OPINION Yishai Shlissel claimed one young life in his violent attack. A 16 year old girl. Who was among five others who were stabbed at Jerusalem’s LGBTI Pride Parade. Shira Banki died in hospital, to the devastation of her family, friends and her broader community. Her attacker, an Orthodox Jew, who is not a […]

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Teenager dies after Jerusalem Pride attack

Teenager dies after Jerusalem Pride attack

A young woman has died due to injuries sustained during an attack on pride celebrations in Jerusalem last week. 16-year-old Shira Banki was one of 6 people who were injured in a knife attack by the suspect, who has been identified as ultra-Orthodox Jewish man Yishai Schlissel. Schlissel had been released from prison just weeks […]

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Six people stabbed at Jerusalem pride parade

Six people stabbed at Jerusalem pride parade

The Jerusalem Post have reported that six people have been attacked and stabbed in Israel at the annual Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade. Yishai Schlissel, described by the Jerusalem Post as an ‘ultra-Orthodox man’, was released from prison just weeks ago after serving a 10 year sentence for wounding three people at a similar LGBT event […]

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