A Wider Briefing: Israel’s Elections Through an LGBTQ Perspective

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Israel’s national parliamentary elections are on September 17, 2019. A Wider Bridge is carefully watching four major issues affecting the future of our work fighting for LGBTQ Israelis and the US-Israel relationship. We’ve put together an LGBTQ election guide on our website to share the stakes with our community. A Wider Bridge has written this […]

A Wider Bridge Expresses Deep Concern for LGBTQ and Democratic Future in Israel

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A Wider Bridge Expresses Deep Concern for LGBTQ and Democratic Future in Israel NEW YORK –  Tyler Gregory, the Executive Director of A Wider Bridge, a North American organization dedicated to expanding equality in Israel for the LGBTQ community, has issued the following statement reflecting upon the results of Israel’s elections: “Yesterday, millions of voters in […]

A Wider Bridge Expresses Deep Concern for LGBTQ and Democratic Future in Israel

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April 10, 2019 Yesterday, millions of voters in Israel exercised their right to vote to shape Israel’s future, and today it appears that Benjamin Netanyahu will continue to serve as Israeli Prime Minister. Throughout the course of this election season, A Wider Bridge has been deeply troubled by several of the Prime Minister’s actions, such […]

Israel 2019 Elections: LGBTQ Party Platforms

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HOME  >> LGBTQ CANDIDATES >> PARTIES >> THE AGUDA >> THE BASICS Left/Center Left Center Right/Center Right Ultra-Orthodox Arab-Israeli LEFT/ CENTER LEFT  LABOR (Ha’avoda) Founded: 1968 Current Seats: 19 Leader: Avi Gabbay The Israeli Labor Party is Israel’s founding party, and until 1977 all Israeli Prime Ministers were affiliated with the Labor movement. Most notable names include the first […]

Israel 2019 Elections through a LGBTQ Lens

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This upcoming Israeli election on Tuesday, April 9th,  has high stakes for the LGBTQ community. The community is riding a wave of advocacy, culminating in last summer’s nationwide strike for equality which put LGBTQ issues front and center of the national dialogue. A new Knesset brings an opportunity to turn this momentum into further laws for […]

Prime Minister, Disavow Racism and LGBTQ Hatred

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent announcement of his Likud Party’s pact with Otzma Yehudit, a racist and ultranationalist party, and Bayit Yehudi, a far-right party led by self-described “proud homophobe” Bezalel Smotrich, threatens Israel’s LGBTQ community and the country’s future as a Jewish and Democratic state. A Wider Bridge calls on Prime Minister Netanyahu to […]

Saying “I Do” to All That Needs to Be Done: My Upcoming Marriage in a Trump Presidency

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Gay Rabbi Joshua Lesser writes about his upcoming wedding, and about that same conversation that every engaged same-sex couple is having – to get married quickly, before January 20th. The night of the election early into the morning, my partner, Alex and I were exhausted. We took time out from our political commentary and analysis before […]