"Tel Aviv has always been a bastion of pluralism, tolerance and openness, and no one will succeed in hurting the city's character. Our city will continue to be a home for the gay community, and we will fight for the right of every person to live his life in the city according to his beliefs and conscience," - Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai.

I would have thought the New York Times could do more with its own staff than a few sentences of reportage.

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