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Israeli American Embassy Flies Gay Pride Flag Under American Flag – Controversy Ensues

with our American flag. We are proud to join with the municipality of Tel Aviv-Yafo and its residents in celebrating LGBT Pride Week.

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Image from Ambassador Dan Shapiro.

In a show of solidarity with LGBT Israelis, the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv is flying a rainbow flag to mark gay pride week.

“For the first time in history, the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv has raised the Pride flag together with our American flag,” U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro posted on Facebook Tuesday. “We are proud to join with the municipality of Tel Aviv-Yafo and its residents in celebrating LGBT Pride Week.”

Facebook user Mary Moskowitz posted to Mr. Shapiros page saying, “Mr. Shapiro, I would like to know what gives you the right to speak for all Americans and hoist a “gay pride” flag along with the American flag? This is a blatant violation of your position as Ambassador to Israel. I am not proud of this and I am sure there are many in the United States and Israel who feel as I do.”

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