Jewish Home MK: LGBT Rally Specifically Excluded the Right

MK Yinon Magal (Jewish Home) criticized the decision of the organizers of the rally held in Meir Park in Tel Aviv on Saturday night, which banned him and Jewish Home chairman Education Minister Naftali Bennett from speaking in support for the LGBT community. 

Magal and Bennett had refused to sign a waiver stating they would provide support for future pro-LGBT events, prompting the Israeli National LGBT Task Force union to ban both from the mega-rally.

Thousands of Israelis attended the rally, which was a response to last Thursday's stabbing attack by a haredi man at the controversial gay pride parade in Jerusalem.

Magal noted in an Army Radio interview Sunday that the organizers intimated that he and Bennett would be attacked if they attended. 

"They told me, 'Watch out for another attack against you," Magal said, noting he had to have four security guards accompanying him. 

"The same people rose up and said this – as if condemnation [of the attack] was not enough," he fired. "It is absolute madness, do I have any responsibility for the murder?"

"They portrayed me as if I was also responsible for the homophobic attack on Thursday and the horrific murder of the baby [in Duma – ed.]," Magal added. "This is an attempt to blacken the entire right-wing." 

Source: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/198910

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