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June 26th, 2005
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Good News for Israel
For a change, I found good news in the paperynet (Hebrew): Israeli court overruled the (ultra-orthodox) mayor of Jerusalem's decision to ban the gay Pride Parade in Jerusalem. Not only was the decision struck down, but the mayor himself, who has acted against the advice of the city's legal team, is now made to personally take part in financing the parade, in the sum of 30,000 NIS!

Among all the battles liberty loses in Israel every day, here's one victory, one small blow against bigotry and ignorance, and the credit goes once again to the justice system.

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From:gamahucheur
Date:June 26th, 2005 02:49 pm (UTC)
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See, that sort of outcome makes me envious. In the US, the courts would order the parade permitted, but the city budget would be penalized, and the responsible officials would wouldn't pay a dime.
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From:olegs
Date:June 26th, 2005 03:16 pm (UTC)
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Why I don't share your joy? Our rainbow friends should've respect others' as well. The same 30K NIS I would see going into wireless infrastructure in the city center.
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From:orbar
Date:June 26th, 2005 03:19 pm (UTC)
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this is what I call demagogy
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From:olegs
Date:June 26th, 2005 03:24 pm (UTC)
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:))))
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From:dorable
Date:June 26th, 2005 04:22 pm (UTC)
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*evil chuckle* Wonderful.

"Sir, the court pronounces you an idiot. How much of an idiot? $30,000."
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From:jspoons
Date:June 26th, 2005 11:53 pm (UTC)
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NIS, my dear. NIS.
Remind me not to consult with you on any saving plans... ;-)
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From:dorable
Date:June 27th, 2005 06:50 am (UTC)
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I was wondering who'd pick the obvious nit.
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From:guygrobler
Date:June 27th, 2005 12:19 am (UTC)
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here here!!

The Israeli Justice System for now is the soul providor of justice in israel as politicans are either bent towards decisions or afraid of brave decisions. so once again the "black work" falls on the hands of the justice system.

though the decision is good, it just comes to show how Israel is taking yet another step towards fully fledged american political culture thought - making the supreme court more center stage then it bargain's for.
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From:morin
Date:June 27th, 2005 07:50 am (UTC)
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There's a bit of hope, then. Though from year to year it seems worse and worse.
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