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 […]

Support for Same-Sex Marriage/Civil Unions – Record High of 79%!

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47% of Zionist Orthodox Israelis and 65% of voters for the Zionist Orthodox Jewish Home party support the establishment of same-sex marriage or civil unions in Israel. Support for the implementation of marriage or civil unions for same-sex couples in Israel: 79% of the Jewish Israeli public believes that same-sex couples should be permitted to […]

Israeli Welfare Minister Meets Representatives of the LGBTQ Community to Discuss the Adoption Crisis

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Following a protest against the state’s position on adoption, a meeting was held Monday between representatives of the Aguda, the Association of Israeli Gay Fathers, and Welfare Minister Haim Katz. In the meeting, the LGBTQ representitives presented the outline of the solution to the current crisis: “We are waiting to see whether there will be […]

Israel’s LGBTQ Community Protests Same-Sex Adoption Rejection

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The Israeli government’s statement to a Supreme Court petition, which opposed allowing same-sex couples to adopt in the country, caused a stir and is currently one of the biggest news stories there. What made the news even more controversial, is that the government did say that it will now allow common-law heterosexual couples who have […]

Amir Ohana On Globes’ 2016 “Most Promising” People List

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Popular Israeli economic magazine Globes published its annual list of 40 Most Promising People in Israel, and the right-wing gay Member of Knesset Amir Ohana made the list. Below is the interview with him. When Amir Ohana was a child, he dreamed of being a string-scorching stage-ripping guitarist, like Slash from Guns ‘n’ Roses. He […]

Israel’s Openly Gay Lawmaker Too Terrified of Gays

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According to Likudnik Amir Ohana, the real threat to the LGBT community comes from ‘leftist thugs.’  Gay screenwriter and  journalist Avner Bernheimer disagrees. Avner Bernheimer Note: The views expressed in this piece are solely the opinions of the author. A Wider Bridge does not endorse any political views, but gives a stage to the many […]