Hours before the annual gay pride parade was set to begin in a tense Jerusalem, a man was arrested by Israeli police for online threats against attendees. The 33-year-old man from central Israel posted threats to his Facebook page, police said in a statement, without detailing the nature of the threats. This year’s March for Pride and Tolerance, the theme of which is 'LGBTQ and Religion', is expected to draw some 4,000 participants and will be held under tight security. While Tel Aviv's gay pride parade, the second largest in the world, is one of the city's annual highlights, it's counterpart in Jerusalem, a city sacred to Jews, Muslims and Christians, is always smaller and more controversial.
August 3 / i24 News