Jerusalem is no Tel Aviv. And how the two Israeli cities celebrate pride is evidence of the differences.
“I don’t feel safe here,” said Guy Geron, a student from Tel Aviv while being interviewed by The Jerusalem Post during Pride on Thursday. "I know I can’t act the same here as [in] Tel Aviv because here I can’t [publicly] express my affection for my boyfriend – or even speak out about things related to me being gay."
The 12th annual pride march in Jerusalem was met with its regular set of protesters — ultra-Orthodox Jews who were nearby protesting. They held signs and blew into the Shofar, which is a ram's horn. Three were arrested, including a man who threw a stink bomb at the LGBT supporters, according to The Jerusalem Post.
Tel Aviv is well known for its welcoming attitude and huge Pride celebration. (See photos here.) Check out photos from Jerusalem Pride on the following pages.