Following Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai's decision to hold an assembly focused on "pride, hope and liberty" in honor of the hostages in Gaza instead of the famous Tel Aviv Pride Parade, Jerusalem also announced a change in the event format.

The Jerusalem Open House, which organizes LGBT+ community events in the capital, said that this year, due to the ongoing war and the fact that hostages are still held by Hamas,  Jerusalem's Pride and Tolerance March will proceed with a special program.

"The parade, which will take place on May 30, will be modified to suit the times but will follow the traditional parade route," organizers said. According to them, unlike the Tel Aviv Pride Parade, Jerusalem's Pride and Tolerance March is a protest action, so it will not be canceled. During the event, calls for the immediate return of the hostages will be voiced.