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Hephaestion
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posted 01 February 2006 06:57 AM      Profile for Hephaestion   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post
A follow-up to this thread...

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(Jerusalem)A member of an ultra-Orthodox religious group Tuesday was convicted of attempted murder, sabotage and injury in the stabbings of three people at Jerusalem's gay pride parade.

Yishai Schlisel showed no remorse as the verdict was read. The prosecution has asked for a sentence of 10 years in prison.

Schlisel, from Kiryat Sefer in the West Bank, lunged at three marchers in the parade last June.

Other marchers subdued Schlisel until police arrived.

He was part of a large demonstration by Orthodox Jews opposed to the parade. Almost 1,000 protestors lined the parade route. Bottles of urine and bags containing feces were hurled at marchers.

[...]

Following the verdict, Open House chair Hagai Elad said that [Jerusalem mayor Uri] Lupolianski must bear some of the blame for the violence.

"In the two years since Uri Lupolianski was chosen as Jerusalem mayor, incitement against us has appeared in his speeches... Incitement leads to violence, and that is what happened today," he told Ha'aretz newspaper.

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Heavy Sharper
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posted 02 February 2006 02:17 AM      Profile for Heavy Sharper        Edit/Delete Post
Given that Israel is an American ally, expect similar injustice to be done in cases involving violence against homosexuals: The sentence will be closer to 10 weeks than to 10 years.
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Given that Israel is an American ally, expect similar injustice to be done in cases involving violence against homosexuals: The sentence will be closer to 10 weeks than to 10 years.

I doubt the Americans have much influence over how the Israeli courts treat a purely domestic murder case.

And in any event, Israeli law re: gay rights is far ahead of most American states.

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Israeli law does not recognize same-sex marriages, but it does grant a common-law marriage status for same-sex domestic partners through numerous high court appeals. In many regards a same-sex couple can be treated as a legal couple.


That's far from perfect, but also not exactly what you'd expect if Israeli law were being dictated by the Americans.


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Hephaestion
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posted 08 February 2006 10:55 AM      Profile for Hephaestion   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post
Turns out he got 12 years

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In handing down its sentence Wednesday the court called Yishai Schlissel a fanatic.

"He has no semblance of tolerance in his heart for those who took part in the march¾ and there is no compromise in his world view," the ruling said.

"The accused was prepared, out of full awareness, to pay a heavy price for his acts¾ and was in control his movements." 

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In a statement following the verdict Jerusalem Open House said that the ruling was appropriate in view of the severity of the crime. 

"Those that have incited against the gay community should have joined Shlissel on the accused bench," the statement said.

Open House also said that it is working to ensure that this summer's World Pride celebration scheduled for the city is peaceful.

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