Wiesenthal Center Condemns Gay Pride Parade Stabbings

July 30, 2015             


The Simon Wiesenthal Center condemns today’s violent incident at Jerusalem’s Gay Pride Parade during which six participants were stabbed.


According to reports, the suspect had served time in jail for an attack during a previous gay pride parade.


“We call on all leaders in Israel, including religious leaders to unequivocally condemn such despicable acts,” said Rabbi Marvin Hier, dean and founder and Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center.


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The Simon Wiesenthal Center is one of the largest international Jewish human rights organizations with over 400,000 member families in the United States. It is an NGO at international agencies including the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the OAS, the Council of Europe and the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino).