The windows of the Geulot Israel synagogue on Tel Aviv’s Shenkin Street were smashed overnight Wednesday, and the words, "If we can’t march in Jerusalem, you won’t walk in Tel Aviv," were spray-painted on the synagogue walls, police said.
A police investigation was underway, as well as a search for the perpetrators of the vandalism.
The synagogue attack was likely a response to outcries on the part of the religious community, which have escalated into riots in Israel’s capital city against the planned Gay Pride Parade, scheduled to take place in Jerusalem on November 11.…
For the second day in a row, about one hundred haredim rioted in Jerusalem’s Mea Shearim neighborhood on Wednesday against next week’s planned parade, police said.
The protesters pelted police and motorists with
stones, and set garbage bins on fire blocking traffic in the street, Jerusalem police spokesman Shmuel Ben-Ruby said.
Two demonstrators suspected of attacking a cab and bus driver who chanced upon the demonstration were arrested by police.
Three police officers were lightly wounded by stones during the violent protest.…
Will people be killed over this march? Yes, I think so. And there will be no one else to blame except for the rabbis who pretend to lead us.