Tel Aviv Pride 2018: honoring seniors & gay pioneers

  • mwolverine

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    Jan 22, 2018 7:36 AM GMT
    Anyone going to Tel Aviv Pride this year?
    (It's on Fri JUNE 8th.)

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    Jan 22, 2018 7:42 AM GMT
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    Jan 22, 2018 7:46 AM GMT
    Tel Aviv City Hall

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    Jan 22, 2018 7:51 AM GMT
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    Jan 25, 2018 12:13 PM GMT
    Wouldn't find me dead, in that backward part of the world.
  • mwolverine

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    Jan 26, 2018 4:23 AM GMT
    two_meninlove saidWouldn't find me dead, in that backward part of the world.

    Maybe you can relate better if you think of us as an island in shark infested waters.
    Surrounded by "that backward part of the world", yet a world away from it.

    Tel Aviv:


    Tel Aviv tips

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    Jan 26, 2018 4:23 AM GMT


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    Jan 26, 2018 4:24 AM GMT

    More pics here:


    Judean Desert:
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  • mwolverine

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    Jan 26, 2018 5:37 AM GMT
    SamX/Covfefe> Mar Saba Monastery is located in Palestine.

    Then the residents are "Palestinians"?
    But these are GREEK MONKS living in a monastery in the Holy Land.


    SamX/Covfefe> there are some Palestinian Christians belong to the Greek Orthodox Church

    We're not talking about members of the Church at large but specific monks.

    AyaTrolLiar/JPhleM> befuddled by Roman Catholic monks in America as he is by Greek Orthodox monks

    Inapt (and inept) analogy, the usual reversal of the scientific method.
    Where can we find "Roman Catholic MONKS" in the USA?!

    || Most of the 15-20 monks there are Greek, but we were introduced to one American monk from California.

    How odd that the Judean Desert, the Desert of Judea, is located in "Palestine".


    "Palestine" is the Latin/European name for Eretz Yisrael, the Jewish homeland
    and early 20th century Arab denials of the existence of "Palestine".

    The Palestine Paradox

    If you wish to discuss history and politics rather than gay rights, please take it to one of these threads.

    [Edit: the boat in his photo has Hebrew lettering!

    Consider how amazing it is that whereas in 1835 the population of the region that would become western Mandate Palestine [the Jewish state to be] after WW I was a few hundred thousand. Today there are perhaps 13 million. Yet the xenophobic Arab claim is that the land was full and there was no room for Jews. Thus now they claim anywhere Jews settled there already were Arabs. Wikipedia gives us the actual situation:

    || A map from Napoleon's invasion of 1799 by Pierre Jacotin showed the place as ruined.[8] Umm Junieh was just by the ancient bridge Jisr es Sidd, which was also marked as ruined by Jacotin.[8]

    || In 1875, Victor Guérin observed the village of Oumm Djouneh, sitting on a hill east of the river Jordan.[9] In 1881, the Palestine Exploration Fund's Survey of Western Palestine (SWP) described the place, (then named Umm Junieh), as a stone and adobe village, on the east side of the river Jordan, on the top of the eastern bank of the river. It contained about 250 Muslim inhabitants

    Why would there be a "Western Palestine" then absent an Eastern (Trans-Jordanian) Palestine?

    || In June 1912, the group moved from the mud huts and wooden shack of Umm Juni to the new stone-built compound at its permanent location.[13]

    || The kibbutzim Deganya Alef and Deganya Bet are also close to Samakh's location, but not on land that belonged to the village

    Edit 2: He removed his 1919 photo which proved the opposite of his claim. lol.
    Dgania was not built on an existing Arab village or land.
    The land was not "stolen" but PURCHASED.

    Here is his now deleted photo. Note the Hebrew writing at the very center:


    See also this thread, which touches on both the Greek Church and land sales to Jews:

  • mwolverine

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    Jan 26, 2018 5:44 AM GMT
    SamX/Covfefe> Thank you for showing us the beautiful Palestinian old home.

    Nice try, but the usual flunky fail. These houses are part of the "German Colony", built by Templars in the 1860s.

    This is what the Arab quarter looked like in 1920.
    Ironically, the street is al Yahud - the Jewish street.
    Why would it be called that?

    The "new" Jewish quarter in 1907:

    A view from around 1915, showing the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology):

    You can see how flourishing the area used to be... NOT!

    Maybe you didn't notice, but RealJock is a GAY system and this thread is about the CELEBRATION OF GAY PRIDE.
    In just about the only place that exists "in that backward part of the world".

    If you're finally interested in discussing peace rather than endlessly demonizing Israel seeking its destruction:

    Yalla, Peace!

    If you were a bona fide victim of "apartheid", "ethnic cleansing", "land theft", "starvation", "massacres" let alone "genocide",
    would you reject out-of-hand a compromise that only gave you 99.5%?
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    Jan 26, 2018 9:38 AM GMT
    Covfefe saidWhat part don't you understand that there are some Palestinian Christians belong to the Greek Orthodox Church?

    Amongst the most persecuted in Palestine.
  • mwolverine

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    Jan 26, 2018 9:42 PM GMT
    I think RJers get that these trolls hate Israel/Jews more than they care about gay rights. Or pretty much anything else.

    Under the old RJ administration, the AyaTrolLiar JPhleM's "pouncer" profile was one of the most ignored on the system.
    Don't know why that would be any different now.

    Note further that he has no interest in the peace threads, he's just here to hate on Jews.
    After a decade on RJ, his interest in this system is such that he confused it for a "dating app".

    Not that he's looking to date anyone here, the shill isn't even gay! He's just here to spew his hate.
    Contemplate that in all those years, he's never once posted in a health/fitness or gay-related thread.

    The Emergence of Palestinian Arab Nationalism in the Mid-to-Late 20th Century

    1947-1948: Arabs reject compromise and attack Israel

    Why does virulent Anti-Semitism play such a large role in MidEast discussions on RJ?

    If you object to their hijacking of a pride parade thread to push their agenda of hate, report their posts as spam.
  • PennsyGuy

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    Feb 06, 2018 12:27 AM GMT

    And the RJ Arab-Israeli war rages on...
  • mwolverine

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    Feb 08, 2018 8:19 AM GMT
    PennsyGuy said^ And the RJ Arab-Israeli war rages on...

    Yes, SamX/Covfefe is Arab, but the AyaTrolLiar JPhleM isn't.
    Said he was a "Brit of Irish background".
    Then 2 years later started claiming he was "half-Jewish".
    A concept he asserts can't exist because "Jewish" is only a religious reference.
    So he only goes to Synagogue "half" the time? icon_rolleyes.gif

    Sadly there are a few losers who seek to disrupt anything and everything related to Jews/Israel.
    Even a thread about an upcoming GAY PRIDE celebration.

    SamX/Covfefe> history

    This thread has nothing to do with history.
    It's about the FUTURE.

    It's about gay rights.
    Why are you disrupting it?

    It's not about your pathological hate.
    It's about love.

    Oh, that's right, they hate Israel/Jews more than they lover their gay brethren or care for gay rights.

    SamX/Covfefe> Not worth responding to mwoverine's "Tel Aviv Pride"

    And yet on and on they go.
    They just can't stop spamming!
    Haters gonna hate, spammers gonna spam.

    So drunk on the kool aid, so deep in their own flunky idiocy, there is no bottom to their insanity:

    AyaTrolLiar> “Mar Saba” being the Arabic term for the monastery, not Greek (which lacks the “b”).

    Which is like the idiots who claim that Jews don't pronounce "Jerusalem" correctly, saying "Yerushalayim " instead, because Hebrew lacks the "J" consonant.

    Ignorant that Jerusalem came to English via German, where "J" is used for the "Y" consonant (Ja!).

    Saba comes to Arabic from the Greek St. Savius/Savva (Σάββα).
    But, oh dear, Arabic lacks the "V" sound so the invaders, conquerors and occupiers called it "Saba".
    Just as they couldn't pronounce the Greek/Latin Palaestina, absent the "P" consonant, using "Filastin" instead.

    AyaTrolLiar> Report the thread, report the member

    Because a thread about the largest (and practically only) Gay Pride March in the middle east doesn't belong on RJ?
    Only their scores of threads seeking to demonize Israel and Jews are on-topic here?
    On what - after spamming here on RJ for a decade! - he thought is a "dating app"?

    Readers, fellow members, it is up to you:
    Should a thread about Tel Aviv Pride be reported as spam... or should the disruptions by these trolls?
  • mwolverine

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    Feb 09, 2018 5:42 AM GMT
    Wow, can't say that I expected such quick results, but evidently there is one less raging Anti-semite on RJ today.

    Thanks to anyone who reported him and his spam.
    The people have spoken, acted.
    I know many of you wanted nothing to do with him.

    The converse; it's now safe to discuss the thread topic.

    ANYONE UP FOR TEL-AVIV PRIDE 2018... or 2019?
  • mwolverine

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    Feb 11, 2018 8:26 AM GMT
    SamX/Covfefe> Are you sure? Could swear we’d exchanged messages just half an hour ago...

    You're saying the AyaTrolLiar already created a new account?
    Give us a link to it so the decent people can put the "all around shitty excuse for a human being" on ignore.

    Keep up with your disruptions and you'll be the next to go.

  • mwolverine

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    Feb 11, 2018 8:27 AM GMT

    The Israeli Gay Pride Administration announced this morning (Tuesday) that LGBTQ seniors and longtime community members will be the theme of the 2018 gay pride events around the country. The annual theme will be expressed throughout the year in the LGBTQ organizations’ activities and will be promoted in the community’s discourse, as well as headline the various Pride parades and events in Israel in 2018.

    “2018 is a symbolic year for the LGBTQ community and symbolizes milestones of the community over the years,” explained the Pride Administration, “It’s been 30 years since the [never enforced] ban against gay sex was abolished, 20 years since the first big Pride parade in Tel Aviv, 20 years since the historic win of Dana International, a transgender woman, in the Eurovision Song Contest, and 10 years since the establishment of the Tel Aviv LGBT Center. In such a symbolic year, the administration decided to dedicate the annual theme to the founding generation of the community that paved the way for us all.”
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    Feb 12, 2018 4:18 AM GMT
    Tel Aviv - One of the hottest gay spots in the world - holds its extravagant Pride Parade on June 8th 2018, with tens of thousands of proud people from all around the globes.

    The annual event which takes place for the 21th time will start at 10am, in large fair in Me'ir Park (Gan Me'ir), with music, drag shows and speeches. The parade will kick off with specially designed floats, marching groups, uplifting music and countless participants and spectators. Departing from the garden - the parade route will take you along the beautiful streets of Tel Aviv towards the city's Charles Clore beach where the famous beach party will be held from 3pm till sunset.

    Floats will make their way from Tel Aviv's Reading station through Ratsif Hebret Samual st and pass the follwoing spots:

    1:00PM Trumpeldor

    1:25PM Allenby

    2:00PM Ha'rav Cook

    2:20PM Ezra Ha'Sofer

    2:30PM Final stop next to the Charles Clore Garden