secondstartotheright saidHOLD ON.....I live here in israel ....and let me be clear ...this is one idiot in one really small area ....it in no way reflects ANYTHING ( yes even in caps) that I have experienced here....I have walked down the streets of Tel Aviv and Haifa holding hands with men...one time inn Tel aviv we went round a corner straight into a whole family of religious and they did not bat an eyelid
generally I have found Israelis to be unbelievably accepting of all kinds of differences in people
I work and live in a very straight village in the desert ...and never have I had a problem ....sure the odd person has been homophobic....but nothing that bothered or worried me
Israel is still a bastion of tolerance and plurality
I hope the people who read your post take a step back and reflect on how it is never right to generalize about people.
We have the same issues here from the liberal/progressives who live in the northeast USA and the west coast of the country. They truly believe that the South is nothing but backwards thinking, homophobes. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Thank you again for your posting.