Israeli Ministers Vote Down Gay Rights Bills on Eve of LGBT Rights Day in Knesset

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Today is LGBT Rights Day at the Israeli Knesset and it’s very much needed: Three bills concerning the status of the LGBT community in Israel were voted down by the Ministerial Committee on Legislation this week Three bills concerning the status of the LGBT community in Israel were voted down by the Ministerial Committee on […]

“Bibi, Join the March”

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A Facebook campaign launched by MK Michal Rozin calls for Israel’s prime minister to express his support for the gay community and join the parade in Jerusalem MK Michal Rozin launches social media hashtag #BibiJoinTheMarch, ביבי_בוא_לצעוד# The silence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in light of the events taking place in the past couple of […]

“LGBT People Know That They’re Sinners”

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During a discussion in the Knesset about the Health authorities becoming more sensitive towards LGBT people, orthodox religious Health Minister Yaakov Litzman compared the LGBT community to the ‘sinners’ who danced around the Golden Calf in this week’s torah portion. His words, to which he called ‘D’var Torah’ made waves both in the Knesset and […]

Large turnout as Israel’s gay lobby holds first Knesset session

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Over a quarter of all Members of Knesset attend meeting, which opened with condemnation of local university that banned public gay pride event. The new Knesset’s so-called gay pride lobby held its first meeting on Wednesday morning, with 32 MKs present, including 24 from the opposition and eight from the coalition. Among those attending was the […]

Parties representing majority of Israelis vie for LGBT vote

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Representatives from Likud, Zionist Union, Yesh Atid, Kulanu, Meretz, admit they have differing degrees of devotion to this issue. Representatives from five parties that according to the last Jerusalem Post poll, will represent over half the next Knesset, sent representatives to brandish their pro-LGBT credentials at the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Jaffa on Sunday. Representatives […]