Israel’s First Openly Gay Likud Lawmaker on Being in a Coalition With Anti-Gay Parties

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”When soldiers are defamed, I am a soldier; when a girl is murdered at the gay pride parade, I’m a gay man”—Amir Ohana Even for an assembly accustomed to spectacle, the maiden speech of Amir Ohana—the first openly LGBT Knesset member from Israel’s Likud Party—was unusual. After Ohana proclaimed that he was simultaneously “a Jew, […]

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 […]