Some 1,500 people held what is believed to be the first gay pride march in Israel. Left-wing Knesset members, including Yael Dayan of Labor, Dedi Zucker of Meretz and Tamar Gozansky of Hadash took part in the march. Labor Knesset member Eli Goldschmidt declared that “every Knesset member should have taken part in order to contribute to the transformation of Israel into a more liberal and democratic state.” Police accompanied the procession, which was led by a lesbian group on motorcycles, through the streets of Tel Aviv.
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