Israel

LGBTI Rights in Israel


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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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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