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Saturday, June 05, 2004

And yet more folks who can’t draw an Israeli flag correctly: As I’ve noted before: Two triangles, two lines. How difficult can this be?

Here’s another interesting photo, from that most intolerant and genocidal Apartheid state that we all know and love:

An Israeli soldier holds a rainbow-colored flag as hundreds of people participate in a gay pride parade in downtown Jerusalem Thursday June 3, 2004. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Not that gay pride parades aren’t commonplace throughout all the other countries in the Middle East, of course. I mean, if you think Tel Aviv has a large openly gay scene, you should check out the scenes in the region’s non-Apartheid states. Indeed, gay pride parades in Cairo, Damascus, Amman, and Mecca put Israeli ones such as this to shame! And last year’s gay pride parades in Ramallah and Gaza City were sights to behold, or so I hear. For more information about gay pride events in such places, or about the tolerance afforded to gays under the Palestinian Authority, check out the plethora of Palestinian GLBT-related information available from your local “Divest from Israel” group.

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