President Rivlin Met With Participants of LGBT Mission to Israel

Rivlin on Tuesday met at his Jerusalem residence with the delegation of US Jewish LGBT community that are currently participating in the Jewish Federations of North America’s LGBT Mission to Israel.

Pres.-Rivlin-LGBTQ-delegation-635x357
President Reuven Rivlin meets with US Jewish LGBT community leaders on May 31, 2016 (Photo: The Times of Israel Mark Neiman/GPO)

Rivlin spoke about Israel’s diverse society and how “there is no gap between Israel as a Jewish state, and Israel as a democracy.” read the story on Cleveland Jewish News

“Twenty-three years ago, I had the honor to welcome the first delegation of the Israeli gay community to the Knesset. One year ago, after being elected as president I had the honor to welcome the first delegation of the Israeli gay community to the President’s Residence. And today I have the honor to welcome all of you from across the USA,” Rivlin said.

Stuart  Kurlander, one of the delegation’s members who has been a leading figure in the JFNA and LGBT community said: “We look forward to your continued advocacy for equality and tolerance. As American, Jewish, LGBT leaders, we stand beside you and our counterparts in Israel as we push ahead toward a better future for all.” read more in the Jerusalem Post

“See Israel with Pride” of The Jewish Federations of North America is taking place in partnership with A Wider Bridge