Moral equivalence alert: the only place where they could hold this meeting without being in imminent danger of death was in the one that features in jihadist rhetoric as the locus of all evil, Israel. From AP, with thanks to BN:
HAIFA, Israel – Arab lesbians quietly defied Islamist protesters and a social taboo to gather at a rare public event Wednesday in a northern Israeli city.
Many of the attendees said they were sad that the only place safe enough to hold a conference for gay Arab women was in a Jewish area of Haifa, which has a mixed Arab-Jewish population. Israel’s Jewish majority is generally tolerant of homosexuality.