LGBT community protests for equal rights for families of fallen soldiers

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Gay IDF reserve soldiers are protesting in front of the prime minister’s residence against the fact that Israeli law does not automatically recognize same-sex partners of fallen soldiers and victims of terror attacks as bereaved; Ya’alon: ‘We treat all bereaved families equally, be they same-sex or heterosexual.’ IDF officers and combat soldiers set up a […]

Israeli Military Discharges Transgender Conscientious Objector on Mental Health Grounds

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Aiden Katri says release comes after mental health officer said she was ‘healthy,’ and shows army did not recognize her anti-occupation views. The Israel Defense Forces has discharged Aiden Katri, a transgender woman who refused to report for basic training on the grounds that she is a conscientious objector – on mental health grounds. Katri, […]