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LGBT Rights in Israel


ADDED ON: 12/13/2018

Israel Supreme Court: Both Same-Sex Partners Named On Adoption Certificate

The names of both parents who adopt a baby in Israel must be registered on its birth certificate even if both parents are the same sex. Israel’s Supreme Court made the ruling…

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ADDED ON: 12/11/2018

New Israeli religious group aims to combat LGBTs for ‘destroying family values’

A new religious group will launch a campaign on Tuesday against the LGBT+ community and in support of the “traditional family,” and plans to hold a demonstration in which protesters will attempt…

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ADDED ON: 11/05/2018

Rabbi Continues Attack on Gays, Calls Same-sex Families ‘Deviant’

Rabbi Yigal Levenstein, co-dean of the Bnei David pre-military academy in Eli, has continued his crusade against the LGBT community by congratulating the government and coalition for defeating a bill last week…

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ADDED ON: 10/25/2018

‘Death to LGBT’ Scrawled on Tel Aviv Holocaust Memorial

The words “death to LGBT’ were found scrawled on a monument in Tel Aviv that commemorates members of the LGBT community who were persecuted by the Nazi regime for their sexual orientation…

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ADDED ON: 08/13/2018

Thousands March on Ninth Anniversary of Shooting at Tel Aviv Gay Youth Center

Two thousand young people marched in Tel Aviv on Saturday evening to commemorate the ninth anniversary of the deadly shooting at the city’s Barnoar gay youth center and demand an end to discrimination…

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ADDED ON: 08/09/2018

‘I Still Have Flashbacks’: the ‘Global Epidemic’ of LGBTI Conversion Therapy

“To get your seeds back from the giant in the clouds,” he says wryly. “They tried to make it fun with sports and activities.” One activity involved each of the 80 men…

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ADDED ON: 08/08/2018

Israel PM Netanyahu Fails to Appease the LGBTI Community

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has issued a letter in response to criticism from the LGBTI community who have accused him of discrimination after he backtracked his support to extending surrogacy rights to gay…

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ADDED ON: 08/05/2018

New LGBT Political Party to Be Founded

The founding meeting of a new party solely dedicated to serving the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transsexual community will be held Tuesday in Tel Aviv. The party is being founded by Imri…

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ADDED ON: 08/03/2018

Best Pictures from Jerusalem Pride That Show Israeli LGBT Community Is Here to Stay

Israelis gathered in Jerusalem to take part in the city’s annual Pride parade on Thursday. According to several news reports, 20,000 people swept the streets of Jerusalem on Thursday for its annual…

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ADDED ON: 08/02/2018

60 Orthodox Rabbis Voice Support for LGBT Community in Israel

Sixty Orthodox rabbis voiced their support for the LGBT community in a letter as Israel’s Gay Pride parade set to occur on August 2. The letter condemns the insults hurled at the…

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ADDED ON: 07/29/2018

180 Israeli Artists and Intellectuals Call for Cancellation of Nationality Law, Surrogate Rights for Gay Couples

Some 180 Israeli artists, authors and intellectuals signed a public letter calling on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and members of Knesset to cancel the Nationality Law and amend the Surrogacy Law, to…

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ADDED ON: 07/26/2018

200 Leading Rabbis Call Gays ‘perverts,’ Oppose Gay Surrogacy

The letter caused outrage among liberal leaders and organizations, who castigated the rabbis and called for any of them on the public payroll to be fired. More than 200 rabbis from the national-religious…

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