The Lie at the Heart of the LGBT Community

Most of Israel's gays, lesbians, transgenders and bisexuals are people who do not view themselves as belonging to any community. They are people from all walks of life, and - as was proven this week - from the criminal underworld, too.

If we were normal, and lived in a normal country, and if Hebrew were a normal language, the Barnoar murder case [where four people have been arrested for the shooting of two people at a gay youth club in Tel Aviv, in August 2009] could be concisely summed up in a newspaper report of a few sentences. For example: “A homo [the Hebrew word for gay] is suspected of having the hots for a minor from a traditional...