2016 Israel Mission

The ofiicial blog of A Wider Bridge 2016 LGBTQ Leadership Mission to Israel, November 10-19, 2016: News about the delegation, interviews with participants, point of views and shared experience on the trip.

Gay Tel Aviv Councilman Criticizes Israeli Policy Towards Palestinians

Author: Michael K. Lavers Published: November 17, 2016

A gay member of the Tel Aviv Municipal Council on Wednesday said the Israeli government promotes LGBT… Read more

On the border with ISIS

Author: Michael K. Lavers Published: November 15, 2016

Michael K. Lavers, who’s currently in Israel with A Wider Bridge, visited the Golan Heights on Tuesday… Read more

Palestinian Human Rights Activist ‘Terrified’ by Trump Rhetoric

Author: Michael K. Lavers Published: November 13, 2016

Michael Lavers, a 2016 A Wider Bridge Mission participant, writes (from Israel) on how Israelis and Palestinians… Read more

Exploring Israel in the Age of Trump

Author: Arthur Slepian Published: November 15, 2016

The 2016 A Wider Bridge LGBTQ Leadership Mission to Israel began less than 36 hours after the… Read more

“We Must Look Out for One Another”

Author: Hannah Simpson Published: November 11, 2016

While taking the A Wider Bridge’s Israel Mission with a group of LGBTQ Americans, Hannah Simpson writes… Read more

#bridge2israel16: Here We Go!

Author: A Wider Bridge Staff Published: November 10, 2016

Today it begins! A Wider Bridge’s LGBT delegation landed in Israel to begin the 6th annual LGBT… Read more

Ms. Noir Goes to Israel

Author: A Wider Bridge Staff Published: November 9, 2016

Washington DC’s queer nightlife persona and performance artist Jason Barnes joins this year’s Israel LGBT Mission of… Read more
Tyler Gregory, Deputy Director of A Wider Bridge gives an update on the organization’s work. Tyler Gregory… Read more

A Developing Romance With Israel

Author: A Wider Bridge Staff Published: November 7, 2016

Journalist and activist Lynare Robbins from Miami was sent to Israel in 2015 on a journalism mission… Read more

Transgender Musician Joins Israel Mission

Author: Yanir Dekel Published: November 1, 2016

Summer Luk, 22, who comes from a religious and conservative Christian family from Hong Kong and lives… Read more