When the Knesset marked LGBT Day yesterday, five same-sex couples kissed right outside the building and were escorted off the premises. In response, a Channel 2 News reporter tweeted about the incident and received a response from MK Bezalel Smotrich.









Photo Credit: Michal Bar/Channel 2 News

MK Bezalel Smotrich (Ha-Bayit Ha-Yehudi) spoke out yesterday evening (Tuesday) against the same-sex couples who kissed outside the Knesset building: “Kisses aren’t to be given on the street and certainly not at the Knesset plaza.”

Smotrich was responding to Channel 2 News reporter Daphna Liel’s tweet: “The kiss that is enraging the Knesset on LGBT Day- why did the Knesset security team force same-sex couples to leave when they took pictures of themselves kissing at the Knesset plaza?”

Her tweet also featured a picture of the couples outside the Knesset building. Smotrich responded on Twitter: “Why? It’s very simple. Because kisses aren’t to be given on the street and certainly not at the Knesset Plaza. [This goes for] both straight people and LGBTs.”

Liel replied by uploading a picture of a Knesset security guard kissing a woman and wrote: “Actually, when it comes to the Knesset security team, it’s okay.”