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US Embassy office in Tel Aviv celebrates Pride despite Trump Administration ban on Pride flags

US Embassy office in Tel Aviv celebrates Pride despite Trump Administration ban on Pride flags

The US Embassy in Jerusalem joins embassies around the world in defying Trump's ban on Pride flags

A United States Embassy branch in Tel Aviv, Israel is celebrating Pride despite the Trump Administration’s ban on embassies flying the rainbow flag.

Tel Aviv joins embassies in Chile, India, Vienna, and more in defying this Pride ban.

Ahead of Tel Aviv Pride, where 250,000 people celebrated being LGBTI, the official Twitter account of the US Embassy in Jerusalem posted the following:

‘The U.S. Embassy Branch Office in Tel Aviv is ready for the PRIDE parade tomorrow,’ they wrote. They included an image of the embassy building decked out in rainbow banners.

The United States Embassy in Jerusalem was one of four embassies explicitly prohibited from flying the Pride flag. The others were Germany, Brazil, and Latvia.

Vice President Mike Pence defended the embassy ban on Pride flags earlier this week, telling NBC News it was ‘the right decision.’

‘When it comes to the American flagpole, and American embassies, and capitals around the world, one American flag flies,’ Pence stated.

Anything else?

According to Haaretz, US diplomats in Jerusalem attended the Jerusalem Pride parade last week.

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