Anti-LGBTQ Incidents in Israel Doubled Over Past Year, Report Shows

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Anti-LGBTQ incidents rose dramatically in 2018, with a 54% increase in reported incidents of homophobia, the Aguda LGBTQ National Taskforce revealed in its annual Nir Katz report presented to President Rivlin. The Nir Katz Center report breaks down instances of harassment into eight categories, with 25% of incidents occurring in the public domain such as […]

‘Death to LGBT’ Scrawled on Tel Aviv Holocaust Memorial

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The words “Death to LGBT” were found scrawled on a monument in Tel Aviv that commemorates members of the community who were persecuted by the Nazi regime for their sexual orientation and gender identity. Passersby discovered the graffiti on Thursday, October 25, 2018, at the monument in Meir Park where the LGBTQ community center is […]

Jews Deserve to Be Included in Progressive Movements!

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Peter Fox, a member of A Wider Bridge’s Young Professionals Network, represented our organization at the #DigiTell18 Social Media Conference in Jerusalem. Leading up to the event, he penned an op ed piece in Israel’s  YNET about the inclusion of Jews in progressive movements. We bring you the piece below. Liberal movements have always been about inclusion […]

Dining as a Political Act; Voting with Our Dollars

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AWB’s Digital Media Manager Ronit Bezalel blogs about supporting the lesbian owned R&R DineR restaurant in Jerusalem, which is under daily attack from homophobic ultra-religious Orthodox neighbors. When I heard about the threats and violence aimed at the lesbian owners of Jerusalem’s newly opened R&R DineR, I knew I had to support their business. I’ve been […]

Israeli Gay Envoy Serving in Istanbul Faces Homophobia from Jewish Community

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Yossi Levi Sfari, a gay Israeli diplomat serving in Istanbul, recently complained that the Jewish community is ignoring him because of his sexual orientation. Israeli Diplomat Yossi Levi Sfari and his life partner, Ronny Goldberg Yossi Levi Sfari, Israel’s consul in Istanbul, moved there with his life partner, Ronny Goldberg, six weeks ago. Since then, […]

A Wider Bridge Condemns Jerusalem Violence Targeting LGBTQ Community

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A Wider Bridge is deeply troubled by the incident tonight in Zion Square, in which members of The Meeting Place were harassed, assaulted, and intimidated by a group of homophobic extremists. The aggressors attempted to light a rainbow flag on fire, and destroyed property of The Meeting Place before becoming physical with several LGBTQ activists […]