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LGBTI Rights in Israel


ADDED ON: 02/14/2019

Israeli Politician Shlomo Karhi says Pride Parades are ‘against nature’

Israeli politician Shlomo Karhi has been condemned for saying Pride parades “legitimise something that is contrary to the natural family unit.” Karhi, who will be a candidate for Israel’s ruling Likud party in the…

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ADDED ON: 02/11/2019

LGBTQ HATE INCIDENTS UP 54% IN 2018

Harassment of members of the LGBTQ community increased dramatically in 2018, with a 54% increase in reported incidents of homophobia, the Nir Katz Center revealed on Sunday in its annual report. The…

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ADDED ON: 01/11/2019

Israeli Doctors Ban ‘Conversion Therapy’ for Gay People

A ban on conversion therapy by Israeli doctors will help protect gay people from treatments that claim to make them straight, but more work needs to be done with religious groups that…

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ADDED ON: 12/19/2018

Anti-LGBT campaign in Israel brands same-sex love as ‘poison’

A religious group in Israel has launched a new anti-LGBT+ campaign which brands same-sex love as “poison” and advocates for conversion therapy. The campaign – which has been launched by the Movement…

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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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