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LGBTI Rights in Israel


ADDED ON: 01/16/2020

Israeli minister’s homophobic comments spark huge protest

More than 3,000 students gathered in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, waving signs reading: “I don’t want to be normal”, in response to last week’s homophobic comments by the Israeli education minister. Last…

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ADDED ON: 01/12/2020

Israel Justice minister blasts education minister’s ‘backwards’ remarks on LGBT couples

Justice Minister Amir Ohana lambasted Education Minister Rafi Peretz on Saturday for comments Peretz made in a newspaper interview, where he appeared to call same-sex marriage unnatural. Peretz was asked by Yedioth…

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ADDED ON: 11/20/2019

From ultra-Orthodox rabbi to openly transgender: Abby Stein shares her story

Abby Stein discovered what the word "transgender" meant — and that the term accurately described her — when she snuck on the internet for the very first time back in 2011, in…

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ADDED ON: 09/20/2019

FEWER FEMALE, LGBT MEMBERS IN NEW KNESSET

The 22nd Knesset will have eight new members and nine MKs returning after a hiatus when it is inaugurated on October 3, a final count of 4,440,141 votes indicated. The previous Knesset…

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ADDED ON: 08/26/2019

Israeli Arabs indicted for attempted honor killing of gay teen

Three Israeli Arab men from northern Israel were indicted in Tel Aviv Sunday in connection with the stabbing of a gay teenager in Tel Aviv last month, in what was an apparent…

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ADDED ON: 08/20/2019

PA BANS LGBTQ ACTIVITIES IN WEST BANK

The Palestinian Authority banned members of the Palestinian Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community from carrying out any activities in the West Bank. The ban came after the grassroots group…

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ADDED ON: 08/14/2019

Far-right anti-gay party links LGBT, Reform Jews to Nazis

A new campaign video by the Noam party, which went viral on Tuesday evening among Hebrew-speaking social media users, compares Reform Jews, left-wing activists and gay rights advocates to Nazis and Palestinian…

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ADDED ON: 08/08/2019

IDF moves to expand integration of transgender troops

Israel's army is taking into account a slow but steady growth in number of transgender soldiers going through sex change processes before or during their military service, and is making more effort…

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ADDED ON: 08/02/2019

Police arrest 3rd suspect in Arab LGBT youth’s stabbing

Police on Thursday arrested a third suspect in a stabbing last Friday in Tel Aviv that left an LGBT teen from the Arab town of Tamra seriously wounded. The two main suspects,…

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ADDED ON: 07/22/2019

CONVERSION THERAPY BECOMES KEY TO ELECTIONS

When Bayit Yehudi leader Rafi Peretz apologized for speaking in favor of conversion therapy for the LGBT community, he might have thought he had put the issue to rest. But it is…

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ADDED ON: 07/19/2019

CONVERSION THERAPY CAN KILL: RELIGIOUS LGBT COMMUNITY MEMBERS SPEAK OUT

A 20-year-old religious Zionist yeshiva student from Jerusalem, who asked to remain anonymous, said he wanted to cry when he heard Education Minister Rabbi Rafi Peretz say last week that he recommends…

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ADDED ON: 07/15/2019

HUNDREDS PROTEST IN TEL AVIV AFTER ISRAELI EDUCATION MINISTER PRAISES GAY CONVERSION THERAPY

LGBT activists in Israel are calling for the resignation of Education Minister Rafi Peretz after he claimed gay conversion therapy could work. "I think it's possible," Peretz, an orthodox rabbi and leading…

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