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 […]

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 […]

Knesset Advances Bill Banning Discrimination Against Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity

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Legislation narrowly passes initial reading with support of two coalition MKs apparently break party lines; coalition whip says they were permitted a vote of conscience. Be’er Sheva Pride Lawmakers on Wednesday gave their initial approval to a bill prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, a law that would widen the […]