Yom Hazikaron in Israel

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Today, April 30, 2017, marks Yom Hazikaron (“Memorial Day”), a national that honors fallen Israel Defense Forces soldiers and Israeli civilian victims of terror. Yom Hazikaron (or in it’s full name:Yom Hazikaron l’Chalalei Ma’arachot Yisrael ul’Nifgaei Peulot Ha’eivah “Day of Remembrance for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Terrorism”) is the national remembrance […]

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 […]

Yom Hazikaron

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Yom Hakikaron (Israeli Memorial Day), the national day of public mourning, memorializes those who gave their lives in defense of the State of Israel. Yom Hazikaron (in full: Yom Hazikaron l’Chalalei Ma’arachot Yisrael ul’Nifgaei Peulot Ha’eivah “Day of Remembrance for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Terrorism”) is Israel’s official Memorial Day, enacted […]

LGBT fallen soldiers’ families in Israel to be recognized as bereaved families

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Israel will recognize LGBT fallen soldiers’ families as ‘bereaved families,’ the defense ministry announced Sunday, with the same entitlements as the families of heterosexual soldiers. The announcement follows a campaign by gay reservists to be recognized as ‘bereaved families’ under Israeli law led by Likud lawmaker Amir Ohana, Israel’s first openly gay member of Knesset. […]