Gay Community Criticizes Livni's Party Over Knesset Candidate Elazar Stern

Members of the community recall that in May 2001, he closed the IDF newspaper Bamahane for two weeks after it ran a cover story on a reserve colonel who revealed he was homosexual.

The gay community is unhappy with Tzipi Livni's decision to place Maj. Gen. (res.) Elazar Stern, a former chief education officer in the Israel Defense Forces, in fourth place on her Hatnuah party's Knesset slate.