Israel

LGBTI Rights in Israel


ADDED ON: 03/03/2020

100 LGBT filmmakers to boycott Tel Aviv festival to support queer Palestinians

Over 130 filmmakers from around the world, including at least 100 from the LGBT community, have pledged to boycott an upcoming government-sponsored gay film festival in Tel Aviv, the Hollywood Reporter said…

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ADDED ON: 02/24/2020

Zionist Left Campaign Lures Arab LGBT Voters

The Labor-Gesher-Meretz list on Monday launched an ad targeting the LGBT community inside Israeli-Arab society, in an attempt to appeal to liberal voters affiliated with the Joint Arab List. The ad takes…

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ADDED ON: 02/13/2020

Anti-LGBT incidents in Israel increase by 36% in 2019

Anti-LGBT incidents in Israel increased by 36 percent in 2019, according to a report published Thursday by the Aguda — Israel’s LGBT Task Force nonprofit. According to the annual report, which was…

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ADDED ON: 01/23/2020

Israel agrees to Russia’s no-LGBT adoptions rule

Israel and Russia signed an adoption agreement on Wednesday, after a decade of negotiations, stipulating that same-sex couples may not adopt children from Russia. The countries finalized two agreements, one on adoption…

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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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