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June 21, 2016 9:56 am

Israeli Embassy in Washington Marks Orlando Massacre at First Pride Event

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A vigil for the victims of the Orlando massacre. Israel's embassy in Washington held a moment of silence in honor of victims of the attack. Photo: Wikipedia.

A vigil for the victims of the Orlando massacre. Israel’s embassy in Washington held a moment of silence in honor of victims of the attack. Photo: Wikipedia.

Israel’s embassy in Washington had been planning its first-ever Pride reception celebrating the gay and lesbian community, held on Monday evening, for several months. It had not planned to begin the event with a moment of silence.

Marking the murder of 49 people at a gay club in Orlando, Florida last week, Israel’s US ambassador Ron Dermer — himself a Miami native — told the gathering that he wanted to offer “a simple message.”

Read full story at The Jerusalem Post.

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  • Yaakov

    Ga’avah — what an admirable trait

  • zooin

    What is this obsession Israel has with all things Gay? Is this the only, last way Israel can make is point about its existence? It’d be like having a pork festival, celebrating all things swine, to prove to the world just how open minded we are, never mind how diametrically opposed the concept is to Jewish law, Religion, and ethos.And,please,save the ‘ homophobic’ comebacks, it gets old and tiresome, and betrays lazy, non-critical thinking.

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