Israel

LGBTI Rights in Israel


ADDED ON: 06/09/2019

Outcry after police drug raid on Tel Aviv gay club ahead of Pride week

Police in Tel Aviv raided a gay club on Friday night and arrested the owner and another worker after drugs were found on the premises. Fourteen other individuals were briefly detained for…

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ADDED ON: 06/07/2019

First openly gay minister shrugs off jeers at Jerusalem pride march

A day after being appointed as the first openly gay minister in the country’s history, Likud lawmaker Amir Ohana attempted to brush off an unwelcome reception at the Jerusalem pride parade Thursday.…

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ADDED ON: 06/05/2019

Far-right extremists vow to disrupt Jerusalem Pride Parade

The leader of a far right-wing group said Tuesday his organization plans to disrupt this week’s Jerusalem Pride Parade in order to fight what he called “LGBT terrorism.” Bentzi Gopstein said his…

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ADDED ON: 05/28/2019

Jerusalem chief rabbi urges mayor not to put up LGBT flags that ‘mar’ the city

Jerusalem’s chief rabbi on Monday sent a formal letter to Mayor Moshe Lion asking him to prevent LGBT flags from being put up ahead of the annual pride parade because they “mar…

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ADDED ON: 05/27/2019

Jerusalem Pride organizers reject police proposal to ID participants

The organizers of the Jerusalem Pride parade said Monday that they would not accept a police proposal to ID participants upon their entrance at next week’s demonstration. “The demand for IDs at…

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ADDED ON: 05/22/2019

IDF drops traditional parental identifications

After an ongoing campaign by “LGBT” organizations, the IDF has decided to make a revolutionary change and relinquish the definitions of "Mother" and "Father" in favor of "Parent 1" and "Parent 2",…

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ADDED ON: 04/13/2019

New Knesset sets record for most LGBT members

Israel’s elections on Tuesday resulted in what will likely be a fifth term for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu - but there were a number of firsts as well. The number of LGBT…

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ADDED ON: 04/07/2019

Netanyahu refuses to commit to LGBT agenda

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu hosted a group of representatives of the LGBT community at the Prime Minister's Residence on Sunday. The meeting was also attended by the Prime Minister's wife, Sara Netanyahu,…

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ADDED ON: 03/29/2019

LGBT refugee leader steps down

The Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration's founder and leader announced he would be stepping down from the LGBT-focused organization after a decade of advocating for queers fleeing persecution and violence in…

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ADDED ON: 03/10/2019

Rabbi Sadan: Silencing LGBT debate endangers democracy

Rabbi Eli Sadan, the head of the pre-military preparatory committee, compared the silence surrounding the Muslim immigration process imposed on the public in Europe to the public debate on LGBT rights in…

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ADDED ON: 02/26/2019

Tel Aviv Games for gay athletes slated for late March

A singular experience can sometimes change your life path. One lone swimmer from Israel traveled to Cleveland, Ohio, to compete in the 2014 Gay Games. He was part of a group of…

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ADDED ON: 02/24/2019

Hazon’s aggressive anti-Left, anti-LGBT campaign draws backlash, support

"A father and a mother = a family. The courage to be normal." Thus read a large banner displayed on a hotel near the entrance to Jerusalem. The banner quickly sparked outrage…

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