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LGBTI Rights in Israel


ADDED ON: 11/23/2022

In First, Israel Issues Guidelines to Schools for Dealing With LGBTQ Students

For the first time, Israel's Education Ministry has issued guidelines to schools regarding LGBTQ students and families. The document, released on Tuesday, requires schools to train teachers on the subject, to clarify…

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ADDED ON: 11/14/2022

Isreal’s new legislative leader promises to protect LGBTQ rights despite his party’s threats

Benjamin Netanyahu — the former Israeli prime minister who was recently elected as the chairman of the majority Likud party within his country’s legislature, the Knesset — has promised not to allow…

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ADDED ON: 11/08/2022

Ben-Gvir, the Beast Parade, and a Blessing in Synagogue

What follows is a translation of a long Hebrew-language Facebook post by Amir Ohana, the recently reelected Israeli Knesset member who formerly served in governments led by Benjamin Netanyahu. Ohana became the…

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ADDED ON: 11/07/2022

Australian Jewish group is concerned about homophobia in new Israeli government

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry have congratulated incoming Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his election win but have also voiced concern about homophobic elements within the coalition he may lead. Netanyahu…

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ADDED ON: 11/04/2022

Religious Zionism MK: Party won’t come after LGBT, but wants ‘order in public space’

Religious Zionism MK Orit Strock says leftists, Arabs and members of the LGBT community should not fear the rise of the far right in this week’s election. “We’re not going to hammer anyone,”…

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ADDED ON: 09/19/2022

Gay Likud MK defends Netanyahu’s push for inclusion of anti-LGBT Noam party in bloc

Likud MK Amir Ohana on Sunday defended party leader Benjamin Netanyahu’s push to get anti-LGBT party Noam into the Knesset in the next election, saying he was willing to give up some…

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ADDED ON: 09/17/2022

Defying ministry, rabbis tell school to put transgender boy in female-only class

Over a dozen rabbis called Thursday for a religious school in central Israel to force an 8-year-old transgender student into a female-only classroom, defying the wishes of both the boy’s parents and…

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ADDED ON: 08/28/2022

Israel: Lapid becomes first prime minister to attend LGBT event

During the event, Lapid expressed his support for the legalization of same-sex marriage in Israel. Israel’s Prime Minister Yair Lapid took part in an event marking the 20th anniversary of the founding…

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ADDED ON: 08/19/2022

Rights groups ask Defense Ministry to stop sales of phone hacking tool to Uganda

Human rights groups have reportedly asked the Defense Ministry to stop permitting an Israeli company to sell its phone hacking tool to Uganda, claiming it is used for rights abuses. Cellebrite has…

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ADDED ON: 07/09/2022

Israel’s Education System Revolutionized Its Approach to Transgender Students, but Still Has a Ways to Go

During the last week of school before summer vacation, the parents of N., a second-grader from the central Israeli city of Herzliya, visited her class in order to tell her classmates about…

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ADDED ON: 06/25/2022

As Israel readies for new elections, the LGBTQ community is at risk

Israel’s government has collapsed — and the county is headed to new elections for the fifth time in three years. In this renewed period of uncertainty, Israel’s LGBTQ community has cause for…

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ADDED ON: 06/22/2022

Leading Colorado LGBTQ lawmakers find Pride — and insight — in Israel

State Rep. Brianna Titone was a grand marshal of the Denver Pride Parade in 2019 and has walked in Pride parades in New York and Copenhagen, but she said it was her…

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