January – The Aguda and Israel’s AIDS Task Force launch Bella Doeget, an educational organization for gays on HIV and AIDS.


July – For the first time in Israel’s history, gay and lesbian activists enter Yad Vashem, the national Holocaust Memorial site near Jerusalem, in order to hold a ceremony in memoriam of gays and lesbians who were persecuted during the Holocaust. They are attacked by right wing activists, and Avner Shalev, then Yad Vashem’s Executive Director, is interviewed on TV, blaming the community for being provocateurs.


November – Jonathan Danilovitz wins court case against El AL, which requires the Israeli airline to give his partner the same rights as partners of heterosexual workers at the company.