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 our partner LGBTQ organizations in Israel as they lead the efforts to combat homophobia and hate and build a stronger and more inclusive future in Israel.
(Read our earlier statement against Peretz’s conversion therapy remarks).