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Added on: 06/28/2021
06/27/2021
For a long time Hana Klein thought she was the only lesbian in Israel, and maybe in the whole world. She was born in 1951, grew up…

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Added on: 06/21/2021
06/21/2021
Foreign Minister Yair Lapid instructed his ministry to raise an LGBT pride flag outside its Jerusalem headquarters in honor of Pride Month for the first time on…

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Added on: 06/04/2021
06/03/2021
Thousands of people marched through Jerusalem on Thursday in the annual Pride parade, celebrating LGBTQ rights in the conservative city amid heavy police security. Pride events in…

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Added on: 05/09/2021
Or Mizan and Titi Katan, both from Haifa, Israel, were travelling to Egypt for a five-day holiday in the Ras a-Satan resort in the Sinai peninsula when…

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Added on: 05/04/2021
05/03/2021
Israel has a record three cabinet ministers from the LGBT community after Blue and White faction chairman Eitan Ginzburg was sworn in as communications minister in the…

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Added on: 04/26/2021
Israeli Premier League soccer referee Sagi Berman will come out publicly as transgender at a Tuesday press conference. She is the league’s first-ever transgender referee. Berman, 27,…

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Added on: 04/22/2021
04/21/2021
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…

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Added on: 04/07/2021
04/06/2021
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…

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Added on: 03/29/2021
03/28/2021
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…

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Added on: 03/26/2021
03/25/2021
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…

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Added on: 03/16/2021
03/14/2021
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…

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Added on: 03/09/2021
03/09/2021
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…

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Added on: 03/08/2021
03/07/2021
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…

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Added on: 02/24/2021
02/23/2021
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…

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Added on: 02/23/2021
02/22/2021
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…

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Added on: 01/24/2021
01/24/2021
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…

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Added on: 01/13/2021
01/11/2021
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…

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Added on: 11/25/2020
11/23/2020
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…

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Added on: 10/25/2020
10/25/2020
Rabbi Mordechai Vardi thought he already knew quite a bit about Orthodox LGBT people when he decided to direct the film “Marry Me However,” a documentary on…

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Added on: 10/13/2020
10/12/2020
Justice Minister Avi Nissenkorn and Welfare Minister Itzik Shmuli announced an inter-ministerial team to consider ways to ease hardships for transgender people on Monday. The team is…

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Added on: 10/12/2020
(JTA) — A prominent Israeli Orthodox rabbi said that Jewish law does not forbid LGBTQ people from building a family. Rabbi Benny Lau made the statement as…

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Added on: 10/03/2020
10/02/2020
Politicians deepen existing divides when they use inflammatory language, such as hate speech, and this makes their societies more likely to experience political violence and terrorism. That’s…

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Added on: 09/21/2020
09/21/2020
“I was very concerned about how it would impact my career,” Grembek told CTech when thinking back to coming out of the closet following his divorce. “I…

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Added on: 09/02/2020
09/01/2020
A week before Israel’s March election, 40-year-old chef Simon Barel decided it was finally time to come out. Again. Barel, who told his family and friends he…

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Added on: 07/25/2020
07/24/2020
The Arab-Israeli owner of a popular tahini brand facing a boycott for donating to an Israeli LGBTQ rights group has some friends in the Israeli diplomatic community….

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Added on: 07/22/2020
A bill outlawing controversial “gay conversion therapy” threatened to generate yet another coalition crisis, as Benny Gantz’s Blue and White party was expected to support the proposal…

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Added on: 07/18/2020
07/17/2020
When Julia Zaher, the owner of a company that makes some of the most popular tahini in Israel, made a donation to an Israeli gay rights group…

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Added on: 06/26/2020
06/25/2020
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…

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Added on: 06/23/2020
06/21/2020
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…

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Added on: 06/22/2020
02/21/2020
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…