In Between: Empowering Tale of Three Palestinian Women Sharing A Flat in Tel Aviv

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Maysaloun Hamoud’s debut feature film In Between is an empowering tale of three Palestinian women living in Tel Aviv, each fighting their own battles for independence and fulfillment. Balancing tragicomic relationship blues with sharp sociopolitical observation, Hamoud’s slyly subversive drama draws us deep into an often hidden world. As the title suggests, these women occupy a […]

Speaking with a Gay, Palestinian, Christian Who Grew Up in a Prominent Hamas Family

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How does one move from growing up in a family that helped start the Muslim Brotherhood and providing material support for terrorism as a child onto being an outspoken advocate for the State of Israel and an active supporter of A Wider Bridge? Quentin Hill, our Northeast Manager, writes. Quentin Hill (left) interviewing John Calvin […]

Seeing Israel Through The Eyes of LGBT Non-Jews

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Jay Geller, Member of the Board of Governors of Hebrew Union College, participated in A Wider Bridge’s 2016 LGBT Mission to Israel. Upon his return, Geller joined the Board of A Wider Bridge. In this article, he shares his highlights from the trip, which he described in one word, “extraordinary.” I was privileged to join […]

“My Palestinian pride is not measured by your hatred of Israel”

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Walid Issa, a senior associate at Solomon Strategies Group and a board member of several nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and Palestine, finds it extremely troubling that some activists measure his Palestinian pride by his level of support for the BDS movement, and invites people to not just visit Israel, but to tour Palestine as well.   As […]

Court Scrubs Gay Man’s Criminal Record to Grant Him Citizenship

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Judge quashes conviction that would thwart Israeli nationality application, adoption of child with partner A judge has overturned a conviction which would have prevented a young gay man from receiving Israeli citizenship and subsequently adopting a child with his partner. In a groundbreaking ruling which may have implications for other gay couples, Judge Ami Kobo […]

Palestinian Human Rights Activist ‘Terrified’ by Trump Rhetoric

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Michael Lavers, a 2016 A Wider Bridge Mission participant, writes (from Israel) on how Israelis and Palestinians are viewing the election of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States. A Palestinian human rights activist on Saturday suggested President-elect Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric fuels extremism. “It’s not helpful,” Ziman CEO Samer Makhlouf told the […]

‘Oriented:’ Digital Release

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The documentary ‘Oriented’ gets a digital release: Filmmaker Jake Witzenfeld documents gay Palestinians in Tel Aviv. The LGBTQ community faces opposition on a global scale. For every law passed for equality in one nation, there are tragedies and setbacks in another (or even the same)—some fatal and others far more commonplace. With “Oriented,” a feature […]