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LGBTI Rights in Israel


ADDED ON: 07/29/2018

180 Israeli Artists and Intellectuals Call for Cancellation of Nationality Law, Surrogate Rights for Gay Couples

Some 180 Israeli artists, authors and intellectuals signed a public letter calling on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and members of Knesset to cancel the Nationality Law and amend the Surrogacy Law, to…

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ADDED ON: 07/26/2018

200 Leading Rabbis Call Gays ‘perverts,’ Oppose Gay Surrogacy

The letter caused outrage among liberal leaders and organizations, who castigated the rabbis and called for any of them on the public payroll to be fired. More than 200 rabbis from the national-religious…

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ADDED ON: 07/25/2018

Majority of Israelis Back LGBT Protests, New Poll Finds

A majority of Israelis from across the political spectrum support the LGBT community’s fight to secure surrogacy rights for gay couples, a Hadashot TV news poll found. The poll published Tuesday showed…

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ADDED ON: 07/23/2018

Israel Sees Nationwide LGBT Strike Over Homophobic Discrimination

An estimated 60,000 people attended a rally in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square on Sunday evening, capping a day of demonstrations and a partial strike around the country in support of equal rights…

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ADDED ON: 07/20/2018

Nationwide Strike Set for Sunday to Protest Exclusion of Gay Couples

Thousands of people are expected to join a nationwide strike Sunday to protest the law passed Wednesday that denies state-supported surrogacy to homosexual couples and single men. The bill expanded eligibility for state-funded…

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ADDED ON: 07/19/2018

Israel’s LGBTI Community Calls for Strike Action After Surrogacy Bill Defeat

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blocked a legal change on Wednesday that would have given gay men the right to become parents, sparking protests by the nation’s LGBTI community and calls for…

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ADDED ON: 07/17/2018

LGBT Activists Block Tel Aviv Road to Protest Government’s Surrogacy Law

“The government's surrogacy law is the first law in decades that aims directly to harm the gay community,” activists said. LGBT activists blocked traffic on King George Street, one of Tel Aviv's main…

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ADDED ON: 07/16/2018

Thousands Protest Nation-state Bill Sanctioning Segregated Housing

Thousands of protesters marched through Tel Aviv on Saturday night demonstrating against the controversial nation-state bill, which sanctions housing discrimination as part of a series of measures aimed at enshrining Israel’s Jewish character…

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ADDED ON: 07/13/2018

Rabbi Ariel: Keep LGBTers off Temple Mount

Rabbi Yisrael Ariel, the head of the Temple Institute, expressed his reservations to Arutz Sheva about the ascent of MK Amir Ohana (Likud) to the Temple Mount. “I heard that MK Sharren…

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ADDED ON: 07/01/2018

US Ambassador to Host Surprise LGBT Event

The United States Ambassador to Israel David Friedman is expected to host a ceremony next Wednesday at his Herzliya residency honoring the LGBT community in Israel. The black-tie event’s invitation says the…

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ADDED ON: 06/07/2018

Pride Week: While Tel Aviv Celebrates – Jerusalem Fights

Ahead of Pride Week in Israel, which kicks off Friday in Tel Aviv with the city’s annual parade, The Jerusalem Post spoke with Eran Globus, the chairperson (he insists his title be…

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ADDED ON: 06/03/2018

Filmmakers Boycott Tel Aviv LGBT Film Festival over Pinkwashing

A total of nine artists and filmmakers have joined the BDS movements call to boycott the Tel Aviv LGBT International Film Festival (TLVFest), running from May 31 to June 9. The move…

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