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LGBTI Rights in Israel


ADDED ON: 04/22/2021

Hate sign put up against lesbian kindergarten teacher in Be’er Ya’acov

A sign which says "[this kindergarten] is run by lesbians" was hung on a short railing near Moatza square in Be'er Ya'acov on Wednesday, as part of an ongoing campaign of harassment…

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ADDED ON: 04/07/2021

Israel activists protest rising influence of anti-gay lawmakers

Hundreds of people demonstrated in Jerusalem on Tuesday against a group of newly elected Israeli lawmakers who oppose gay rights, in a Middle Eastern country seen as progressive in promoting LGBT equality.…

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ADDED ON: 03/29/2021

Israel Election: The anti-LGBTQ Lawmaker Who May Help Form Netanyahu’s Coalition

Israeli election results came as surprise to the far-right Religious Zionism party. The party, which is composed of three lists, ended up receiving six Knesset seats after teetering on the verge of…

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ADDED ON: 03/26/2021

Israel Elections: What is the Religious Zionist Party’s agenda?

The Knesset debut of the ultra-nationalist Religious Zionist Party (RZP), which includes the far-right Kahanist Otzma Yehudit Party and the anti-LGBT Noam Party, has caused not a little anguish on the Left.…

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ADDED ON: 03/16/2021

Israel Elections: Voters must take stock of LGBTQ-phobia in parties

Fighting for its political survival, with the polls pointing to it precariously hovering around the 3.25% electoral threshold, the last thing Meretz needed last week was for Ghaida Rinawie-Zoabi to alienate potential…

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ADDED ON: 03/09/2021

Meretz Candidate Under Fire for Flip-flopping on LGBTQ Rights Ahead of Election

Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi, the No. 4 candidate on the Meretz list, said in an interview in Arabic that she would abstain on a bill prohibiting so-called "conversion therapy," then reversed herself and…

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ADDED ON: 03/08/2021

Israeli Right-Wing Parties Court Gay Votes

With Israel’s next election just three weeks away, the various parties are looking for new sources of votes in order to avoid the kind of political deadlock that has resulted in this…

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ADDED ON: 02/24/2021

Homophobia soared in Israel amid coronavirus lockdowns

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Homophobia and transphobia surged by 27% in Israel during the COVID-19 pandemic, as lockdowns trapped gay and transgender people at home with abusive families, one of the…

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ADDED ON: 02/23/2021

Netanyahu, long a supporter of LGBTQ rights, courts homophobes and racists in bid to cling to power

Tel Aviv, Israel (CNN)On the smorgasbord of Israeli politics there's a democratic advantage in offering something for everyone. But when elections here are finely balanced, voters are finding they may have to…

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ADDED ON: 01/24/2021

LGBT group head aims to be Knesset’s first open lesbian

Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai announced on Sunday that one of the candidates of his Israelis Party would be Hila Pe’er, the chairwoman of Aguda, the Association for LGBT equality in Israel.…

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ADDED ON: 01/13/2021

Popular rabbi warns followers COVID vaccine ‘could make you gay’

A popular rabbi urged his followers not to be vaccinated against the coronavirus, warning them that doing so, it might "turn them" into homosexuals. Rabbi Daniel Asor's assertion goes against decrees issued…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2020

Israel’s Gantz announces major step for LGBTQ rights

Israel’s gay community recorded one of the greatest achievements of its long struggle for equal rights on Nov. 19 when Defense Minister and Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz instructed that all official…

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