Hannah Simpson: Israel’s Surrogacy Law is Bad, But Not Anti-Zionism Fodder

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Transgender/LGBTQ advocate and a Wider Bridge Mission Trip to Israel Alumna Hannah Simpson argues that we must respect and support the homegrown activism in Israel that will no doubt prevail in securing surrogacy, adoption rights and universal marriage equality. Protestors shout slogans during a LGBT community members protest against discriminatory surrogate bill in Tel Aviv, […]

Israeli Politicians Spar Over Surrogacy For Same-Sex Couples

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This past Monday, a heated debate in Israel’s Knesset centered around whether to allow members of the LGBT community to produce children via surrogacy. There was much bickering back and forth with homophobic statements and pro gay rebuttals. Moti Yogev, photo credit SHAHAR AZRAN The Jerusalem post reports that at present, the surrogacy law prepared […]

Britney Spears to Perform in Tel Aviv

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It’s official! The ‘princess of pop’ will give her first-ever performance in Israel on July 3. Pop sensation Britney Spears will give her first performance in Israel on July 3, at Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park, Bluestone Entertainment announced on Tuesday. Speaking to the press on Tuesday, Bluestone Entertainment CEO Guy Beser said the tour, part of […]

Hundreds Rally in Tel Aviv in Solidarity With Women’s March

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Several hundred demonstrators in Tel Aviv joined hundreds of thousands of people in some 20 countries around the world protesting in solidarity with the Women’s March in Washington, held a day after the inauguration of US President Donald Trump. Gathering in front of the US Embassy on Saturday evening, the predominantly female crowd waved banners […]

LGBT-friendly Sperm Donation Bill Rejected

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A government bill also being composed “discriminates against populations” such as homosexuals, opposition MK Aliza Lavie charges. The Knesset plenum rejected on Wednesday a private member’s bill in a preliminary reading that would have regulated sperm donations, the activities of hospital sperm banks and artificial insemination. Yesh Atid MK Aliza Lavie, who initiated the bill, […]