Thursday, July 25, 2002

Gays and dolls in the Israeli Knesset

Haaretz - 7/25/02

A Knesset debate on Meretz MK Zehava Gal-On's bill against the sex slave trade turned unruly yesterday, when Shas MK Nissim Ze'ev used his time at the podium to claim that Gal-On "gives legitimacy to lesbian workers in her office."

Shocked, Gal-On leaped to her feet and shouted something at Ze'ev, then took the podium and bluntly asked the grinning Shas MK: "Are you homosexual? Have you ever done it with a man?"

Before he could answer, she said, "It's none of my business if you are a homosexual, just as it's none of your business what my parliamentary aides do. That's why it's not your business to stand here and condemn homosexuals and lesbians. Who gave you that job? You represent ignorance and darkness. Go solve the problems in your community before you dare come up here and insult my people."


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