Israel

LGBTI Rights in Israel


ADDED ON: 06/26/2020

Israelis split on acceptance of homosexuality – Pew report

Israeli society is split on its acceptance of homosexuality, but is still far more accepting than other Middle Eastern countries, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center. The report,…

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ADDED ON: 06/23/2020

Israel sets record for number of openly gay MKs

On Friday, Israel set the record for the highest amount of openly gay MKs in the 23rd Knesset, with six members of the LGBT community, while the previous record was five. Public…

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ADDED ON: 06/22/2020

Tel Aviv mayor says city to recognize same-sex marriages

The municipality of Tel Aviv-Jaffa said on Sunday that it would allow same-sex couples and non-traditional partnerships to register their union with the city hall in order to benefit from matrimonial rights.…

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ADDED ON: 06/10/2020

Israel: Municipalities reaching out to LGBT community

Tel Aviv may still be the gay capital of the Middle East, but 29 other municipalities – including those with councils that include representatives of ultra-Orthodox communities – are also reaching out…

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ADDED ON: 05/30/2020

Israel: New government could bring real change for LGBT community

While many were disappointed at the sight of this bloated amalgam called Israel's 35th government, maybe, just maybe it will be the one to actually take steps to improve LGBT rights in…

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ADDED ON: 05/05/2020

Muslim LGBT ‘Allies’ Silent as Muslim Attacks on Gays Increase

There’s a new slur trending in Turkey these days aimed at the LGBTQ population: “#YallahHollandaya” or “Go to Holland.” The expression reflects the Netherlands’ longstanding acceptance of homosexuality, having been the first…

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ADDED ON: 04/23/2020

Israel Shows Us the Future of Protest

Rabin Square in Tel Aviv has always been a popular site for demonstration. Israelis gathered on this expansive plaza to protest the Gaza War in 2014 and to demand LGBT rights in…

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ADDED ON: 04/22/2020

Court rules against Beersheba print shop that refused to serve LGBT group

The Beersheba Magistrate’s Court ruled Tuesday that a local print shop must compensate an LGBT rights group after it refused to print its posters. The Aguda Association for LGBT Equality in Israel…

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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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