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Religious Zionism MK: People of all sexual orientations were at our election party, some even went to Ben Gvir’s too

Religious participants in the annual gay pride parade in Jerusalem, September 18, 2014. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)
Religious participants in the annual gay pride parade in Jerusalem, September 18, 2014. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)

Religious Zionism MK Simcha Rothman tells Army Radio, “Yesterday at our election victory party, people from all sexual orientations came and danced with everyone and celebrated Religious Zionism’s big victory together with us.”

“Apparently they know something that is still not understood in some of the news studios,” he says.

Surprised by what he was hearing, the interviewer asked if LGBT individuals were really at the election results party of Religious Zionism, which is an alliance of far-right parties that includes the anti-LGBT Noam faction.

“The term LGBT is one I don’t really understand because I never identified people based on their sexual orientation, but LGBT people absolutely danced and celebrated with us…some even split their time between our party and [Itamar] Ben Gvir’s [Otzma Yehudit],” Rothman adds.

If members of the LGBT community were indeed in attendance last night at the Otzma Yehudit election results party, they would’ve shared a room with Bentzi Gopstein, head of the homophobic anti-miscegenation Lehava organization who received a shout-out from Ben Gvir in the latter’s thank-you speech.

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