first, there was the campaign to attract the pink dollars to jerusalem. now, yediot achronot reports the backlash. today, the deputy prime minister, eli yishai, said:
"I unequivocally reject the attempt to focus a state-sponsored campaign on a delusional minority that suffers from a normative defect. Jerusalem and Amsterdam are the same for these people. Therefore, those who fail to recognize Jerusalem's holiness had better stay away from it."
the tourism minister, yitzhak aharonovitch, responded by saying it was all his predecessor's idea, and his office would not support the campaign in the future.
etc, etc. read the comments, if you can bear to ...
my only complaint is that all the promo pictures they showed were of gay men. aren't there any pink women in jerusalem?
seriously, though, while i like the idea of being welcoming, it appears to have been done in a rather *ahem* hamfisted way.