...is porn, gay porn.
If you ax Michael Lucas, anyway.
The gay porn entrepreneur is planning a visit to the Holy Land to film a skin flick and to perform a live sex show for Israeli troops.
Unfortunately Ehud Olmert is too tied up with that Hezbollah mess and a UN-brokered ceasefire to the attacks on Lebanon to welcome Mr. Lucas with open, um, arms. In the meantime, other Israelis are pissed that Lucas has his eye on their country.
The porn "star" is crying homophobia.
Check it from Something Jewish in the UK: "The hateful comments from Jews were profoundly depressing," said Lucas on his blog. "We Jews were persecuted, killed and hated for thousands of years. All of our rights were always taken away and we were always considered second class citizens. I can't believe that some of us can be so intolerant, especially to gay people."
I hate to quibble with my fellow gays but I must say that in this case, Mr. Lucas is wrong. Once again, this is where my conservative streak kicks in. Unfortunately Mr. Lucas' trip is going to do little to help the plight of the gay community in the Middle East. A live sex show and shooting porn in Israel is just a petty, self-aggrandizing move on the part of this "concerned" citizen.
Oy, this community of mine.