As I predicted yesterday, the threats of violence are already starting from the ultra-orthodox nutballs.
Rabbi Oded Shmueli of the haredi sect warned the government not to approve the march, calling homosexuality “evil”…
Shmueli also said that the haredi had formed an alliance with the extreme-right Jewish National Front to oppose the parade.
Shmueli said that among the proposals being considered were blocking the streets to haredi neighborhoods and physically striking out at gay businesses and venues that are open on the Sabbath.
Expect things to be worse than last year. Last year they set fires, tried to stone the mayor of Jerusalem and planted a bomb at a Tel Aviv police station. The year before they stabbed several people and threw bags of feces at them. And they got a partial win, the event was moved to a stadium. Now that they know violence works, you can expect more of it to continue until the police actually do their job and arrest the thugs and protect the right to hold a peaceful demonstration.