Statement on Domestic Terror Attack on the United States Capitol

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January 7, 2021 A Wider Bridge(AWB) strongly condemns the domestic terror attack on the United States Capitol Building on January 6. This was an attack on our democratic process and an attempt to derail the peaceful transition of power after a free and fair presidential election. The safety of all Americans depends upon the strength […]

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 […]

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 […]

PM Netanyahu: Reverse The Politicized Decision to Bar Omar and Tlaib

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A Wider Bridge is deeply disappointed in the Israeli Government’s decision to bar two American Members of Congress, Representative Ilhan Omar and Representative #RashidaTlaib, from entering Israel. Like the vast majority of Americans and Israelis, left and right, we oppose the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS), which serves only to heighten the divide between […]

Prime Minister Netanyahu: Fire Education Minister Peretz

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Israeli teachers from the LGBTQ community protesting education minister’s statements, photo courtesy YNET A Wider Bridge, the LGBTQ organization building support for Israel and LGBTQ Israelis, condemns the recent statements of Education Minister Rabbi Rafi Peretz, and calls on Prime Minister Netanyahu to immediately dismiss Rafi Peretz as his Education Minister following these remarks. Peretz […]

A Wider Bridge Stands with the Ethiopian-Israeli Community

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A Wider Bridge stands with the Ethiopian-Israeli community in mourning the heartbreaking loss of Solomon Tekah, an unarmed Ethiopian-Israeli teenager who was shot and killed by an off-duty Israeli police officer this week. As the Israeli police conduct a much-needed comprehensive investigation into this matter, which we hope will shed light on conflicting reports of […]