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Added on: 12/26/2022
12/25/2022
JERUSALEM — Designated Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a rare rebuke of his new coalition allies on Sunday for saying they would advance laws allowing discrimination…

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Added on: 12/25/2022
12/24/2022
Religious Zionism party lawmaker Orit Strock said on Sunday that a doctor shouldn’t be forced to provide treatment that contradicts his religious beliefs, “as long as there…

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Added on: 12/22/2022
Deputy Foreign Minister Idan Roll says that the anti-LGBT sentiments espoused by Noam party chief MK Avi Maoz have only boosted support for Israel’s LGBT community. “I want…

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Added on: 12/07/2022
12/6/2022
In the middle of a recent two-week trip to Tel Aviv—a city where I lived for many years, many years ago—I suddenly realized why I felt oddly…

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Added on: 11/23/2022
11/22/2022
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…

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Added on: 11/14/2022
11/13/2022
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 —…

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Added on: 11/08/2022
11/07/2022
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…

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Added on: 11/07/2022
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…

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Added on: 11/04/2022
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…

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Added on: 09/19/2022
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…

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Added on: 09/17/2022
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…

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Added on: 08/28/2022
08/28/2022
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…

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Added on: 08/19/2022
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…

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Added on: 07/09/2022
7/8/22
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…

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Added on: 06/22/2022
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…

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Added on: 06/14/2022
As Pride Month is celebrated all over the world, Israeli citizens are once again sharply reminded that gay marriage is still not recognized by the state. Israeli…

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Added on: 05/31/2022
The right-wing Channel 14 announced a new magazine on Monday, with the cover featuring a cartoon of worshippers surrounding a rainbow “golden calf” with the title “LGBT-stan:…

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Added on: 05/17/2022
In honor of International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, three Bay Area organizations will present a virtual panel discussion Tuesday about transgender identity in Israel, featuring…

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Added on: 03/24/2022
03/23/2022
Neria and Kevin were preparing their Shabbat dinner table at their home in Jerusalem when a yeshiva student decided to throw a stone through their window, narrowly…

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Added on: 02/15/2022
The Health Ministry issued a circular on Monday morning banning medical professionals in Israel from providing conversion therapy. The circular stresses the risks to mental health posed…

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Added on: 02/08/2022
02/05/2022
Israel is set to open its first shelter designated for LGBT Arab Israeli youth, in a move hailed as “historic” by one of the lawmakers who led…

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Added on: 01/22/2022
1/21/22
In June 2021, gay rights activist Omri Feinstein from Israel asked queer people on Instagram to share their stories of sexual harassment and assault – and he…

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Added on: 01/04/2022
01/04/2022
Israel announced on Tuesday that the country will begin allowing same-sex couples, single fathers and transgender individuals to pursue parental surrogacy. The news was delivered by Israeli…

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Added on: 12/21/2021
12/20/2021
Thousands of members of Israel’s LGBTQ community have recently received disturbing hateful text messages, which were allegedly sent by a yeshiva rabbi, police revealed Monday. The Aguda…

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Added on: 11/17/2021
11/16/2021
Israel’s Magen David Adom blood bank will restore the original wording of its forms for blood donors, after pressure from religious groups over the use of gender-neutral…

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Added on: 11/15/2021
11/14/2021
A group of LGBTQ+ youth were violently attacked near the Central Bus Station in Jerusalem on Friday, while they were on their way to a conference on transgender…

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Added on: 11/10/2021
11/09/2021
After a series of sexual assault and misconduct allegations against gay TV personality Gal Uchovsky and activist Etai Pinkas-Arad, the Agudah-The Association for LGBTQ+ Equality in Israel…

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Added on: 11/01/2021
10/31/2021
A hacking group calling itself Black Shadow threatened Sunday to reveal personal details of a million users of Israeli’s leading LGBTQ dating site, an attack some cyber…

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Added on: 09/15/2021
The Agudah – The Association for LGBTQ Equality in Israel has launched a new plan to help LGBTQ+ Jews in the Diaspora and olim to Israel, hosting…

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Added on: 08/24/2021
Israel has ended a restriction on blood donation that effectively prohibited gay men from donating blood. Until now, Israel had prohibited any man who had had same-sex…