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LGBTI Rights in Israel


ADDED ON: 05/17/2022

‘Transkids,’ Israeli documentary about transgender teens, gets virtual screening.

In honor of International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, three Bay Area organizations will present a virtual panel discussion Tuesday about transgender identity in Israel, featuring the director of the Israeli…

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ADDED ON: 03/24/2022

Gay couple attacked by yeshiva students in Jerusalem

Neria and Kevin were preparing their Shabbat dinner table at their home in Jerusalem when a yeshiva student decided to throw a stone through their window, narrowly missing Kevin's head, in the…

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ADDED ON: 02/15/2022

Health Ministry formally bans LGBTQ+ conversion therapy

The Health Ministry issued a circular on Monday morning banning medical professionals in Israel from providing conversion therapy. The circular stresses the risks to mental health posed by conversion therapy and prohibits…

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ADDED ON: 02/08/2022

Israel to open first LGBT shelter for Arab youth

Israel is set to open its first shelter designated for LGBT Arab Israeli youth, in a move hailed as “historic” by one of the lawmakers who led the initiative. The Welfare and…

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ADDED ON: 01/22/2022

Israel’s LGBT+ community faces up to its ‘Me Too’ moment as sexual abuse survivors break silence

In June 2021, gay rights activist Omri Feinstein from Israel asked queer people on Instagram to share their stories of sexual harassment and assault – and he could never have been prepared…

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ADDED ON: 01/04/2022

Israel opens surrogacy to same-sex couples, single fathers, transgender people.

Israel announced on Tuesday that the country will begin allowing same-sex couples, single fathers and transgender individuals to pursue parental surrogacy. The news was delivered by Israeli health minister Nitzan Horowitz, who…

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ADDED ON: 12/21/2021

‘You’ll be destroyed’: LGBTQ Israelis receive hate texts allegedly sent by rabbi

Thousands of members of Israel's LGBTQ community have recently received disturbing hateful text messages, which were allegedly sent by a yeshiva rabbi, police revealed Monday. The Aguda – Israel's LGBT Task Force…

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ADDED ON: 11/20/2021

Israeli deputy foreign minister denies country engages in ‘pinkwashing’

Israel’s openly gay deputy foreign minister this week dismissed the idea that his country’s government promotes LGBTQ rights in order to divert attention away from its policies towards the Palestinians. “I would…

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ADDED ON: 11/17/2021

Israeli Blood Drives Drop LGBTQ-friendly Wording Amid Pressure From Religious Groups

Israel's Magen David Adom blood bank will restore the original wording of its forms for blood donors, after pressure from religious groups over the use of gender-neutral terminology. The questionnaire for donors…

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ADDED ON: 11/15/2021

LGBTQ+ youth violently attacked in Jerusalem on way to trans conference

A group of LGBTQ+ youth were violently attacked near the Central Bus Station in Jerusalem on Friday, while they were on their way to a conference on transgender issues being held in Tel…

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ADDED ON: 11/10/2021

LGBTQ+ organizations launch plan to combat sexual abuse

After a series of sexual assault and misconduct allegations against gay TV personality Gal Uchovsky and activist Etai Pinkas-Arad, the Agudah-The Association for LGBTQ+ Equality in Israel and additional organizations in the…

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ADDED ON: 11/01/2021

Hackers threaten to out Israeli LGBTQ dating site users

A hacking group calling itself Black Shadow threatened Sunday to reveal personal details of a million users of Israeli's leading LGBTQ dating site, an attack some cyber experts linked to Iran. "If…

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