Condemning Rabbi Rafi Peretz’s Homophobic Statement 1.10.20

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A Wider Bridge condemns the recent statements made by Israel’s Education Minister Rabbi Rafi Peretz against the LGBTQ community. Rabbi Peretz recently implied that becoming LGBTQ is a result of an unhealthy and unnatural upbringing. He has also endorsed conversion therapy in the past. We stand in support with the LGBTQ Israeli community and with […]

Rising Antisemitism: Lessons for LGBTQ Americans

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A Wider Bridge’s Executive Director Tyler Gregory penned this op-ed in the Washington Blade in response to the rising anti-Semitism in the US, and in particular, the spate of anti-Semitic incidences in the New York City area during Channukah 2019. Seventy-five years after the liberation of Auschwitz, deadly attacks on Jewish homes, businesses, and places of […]

AWB Stands with McGill Student Against Campus Antisemitism

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Jordyn Wright (Facebook) A Wider Bridge stands in solidarity with McGill University student Jordyn Wright who is being targeted for her Jewish and pro-Israel identities. Jordyn is being pressured to resign as Student Society President should she take a planned trip to Israel with Hillel. This blatant antisemitism echoes McGill’s shameful past and illustrates its […]

Israeli ministry apologizes for asking gay couple ‘Which of you is the mother?’

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Guy Sadak Shoham, 33, and Chai Aviv Shoham, 38, faced an unpleasant surprise after applying for aid from the Ministry of Social Affairs to send their two daughters to preschool. According to Ynet, the government representative stated that “I understand that you are both fathers and understand that you both run a shared household, but […]

AWB’s 2019 Christian Clergy Mission to Israel

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Our historic LGBTQ Clergy Leadership Mission to Israel and the West Bank has just concluded, with 14 diverse LGBTQ clergy members from Protestant denominations who were on a joint mission in partnership with the Israel Action Network (IAN). On the Israel/Lebanon Border We had an inspiring week – visiting with LGBTQ leaders in Tel Aviv, […]

Equality in Israel Means Equality for All

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A Wider Bridge is deeply concerned about Secretary of State Pompeo’s statement regarding West Bank Settlements. We firmly support a two-state solution that both preserves Israel’s future as a Jewish and democratic state, and affords Palestinians a viable pathway to self-determination. We are also disappointed in recent remarks by Prime Minister Netanyahu attacking Arab-Israeli leaders […]

A Wider Bridge Applauds CA-DEM Convention for Rejecting Hate

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A Wider Bridge Mission Alumnus Gabriel Quinto speaking at CA-DEM A Wider Bridge is grateful for California Democratic Party leaders and delegates who, at their recent convention in Long Beach, rejected divisive anti-Israel amendments to the party platform. These amendments would have denied Israel’s existence as a Jewish and Democratic state, and would have endorsed […]

Ministry of Finance Places Israel’s LGBTQ Youth in Jeopardy

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Update: We are happy to report that funds are now being released and that Hoshen and IGY can continue their very important educational programming for LGBTQ youth. We thank LGBTQ Leadership in the Knesset for intervening: Minister of Justice Amir Ohana, Itzik Shmuli, Eitan Ginzburg and Nitzan Horowitz A Wider Bridge is deeply concerned about the draconian measure […]