2017 Queer Women’s Mission to Israel Photoblog: Tel Aviv & Jaffa

Day eight of A Wider Bridge/Olivia’s Queer Mission to Israel began with a tour at Tel Aviv’s LGBTQ Center, in the heart of the city in Gan Meir (Meir Park). The tour included a discussion with leaders of LGBTQ Israeli organizations.

At the Gay Center entrance

We then visited the storied Arab town of Jaffa to taste the best falafel sandwich around! We explored the city’s origins and many layers of history and culture.

Evening was spent enjoying the Tel Aviv nightlife with director Limor Shmila and actress Noa Biron, of the new hit lesbian film Montana.


Our group with cast/crew of Montana!

The next day, we visited the Rabin Center to learn about the history of Israel through the lens of the Israeli leader’s consequential life and tragic death.


Olivia co-founder Rachel Wahba listening to a presentation at the Rabin Center


Outside the Rabin Center

We then strolled along the Nachalat Binyamin Market, a showcase for Israeli artisans. This is the perfect spot to buy a unique gift for those back home.

We took a group shot to honor our amazing bus driver Moty!


Thank you Moty!

And a huge thanks to Anat Groysman, the best tour guide ever!