ADDED ON: 01/10/2023

Israel’s LGBTQ community reacts to new, right-wing government

01/09/2023 | i24 News

Israel has made a name for itself as the most gay-friendly country in the Middle East – but the new government has members of the community worrying. Israel’s new Knesset (parliament) Speaker is the openly gay Amir Ohana. But despite the high-profile appointment, the country’s gay community is not celebrating. The country’s new right-wing religious government is considered the most hardline in Israeli history. Some ministers have already come out with anti-LGBTQ statements, and as Ohana delivered his first address to parliament, several religious parliament members would not look at him, but averted their gaze.

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