Jews Deserve to Be Included in Progressive Movements!

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Peter Fox, a member of A Wider Bridge’s Young Professionals Network, represented our organization at the #DigiTell18 Social Media Conference in Jerusalem. Leading up to the event, he penned an op ed piece in Israel’s  YNET about the inclusion of Jews in progressive movements. We bring you the piece below. Liberal movements have always been about inclusion […]

#Trumpwashing: The Column I Wish Everyone Who Cares About the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Would Read

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For five years, I have been proud to work as the editor of In that time, we have published many opinion pieces representing a wide range of views, but never one written by me. Until now. As I step down from my role, I want to offer my views on some of the issues […]

Chicago Recap: How Can We Support Israel’s LGBTQ Communities?

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On October 25, an enthusiastic crowd gathered at the bar Sidetrack in Chicago to address how we can support LGBTQ Rights in Israel. The evening began with socializing, drinks, and nosh – followed by a panel discussion. The discussion featured A Wider Bridge Staff Laurel Grauer who generated worldwide attention on the intersection of LGBTQ […]

Journalist Mark Stern on the Chicago Dyke March Fiasco and Creeping Anti-Semitism

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“There is no reason why LGBTQ people and their allies cannot be proudly Jewish and proudly Zionist. ” Journalist Mark Stern who writes for Slate, will be moderating the panel this Thursday for the LGBTQNZ Pride, Zionism, and Inclusivity in New York. Below, he talks about his reactions to the Dyke March fiasco and creeping […]

Conan and ‘Transparent’ Give Israel the Normalcy It Craves

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The start of TV’s Fall season features Israel in two shows. Amazon’s  “Transparent” is largely set in the country, and explores issues of identity and sexuality, including the “Pinkwashing Machine” episode. Conan O’Brien has an hourlong special based in Israel. O’Brien uses his charming ‘idiot abroad’ shtick to poke gentle fun at Jews, Palestinians and mostly […]

Miami: Panel Discussion on Pinkwashing and Anti-Semitism

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A Wider Bridge Mission Alumni Tony Lima and Cindy Brown, in partnership with SAVE and Lambda Living, have created an upcoming community conversation on Pinkwashing and Anti-Semitism. Sunday October 1, 2017 5pm CIC Miami (SAVE Offices) 1951 Northwest 7th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33136 Tony Lima and his husband Yonel in Israel during the A Wider Bridge […]

Jewish Group Marches in Halifax Pride Parade Following BDS Attempt to Remove All Mentions of Israel

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LGBTQ Jews and allies marched proudly in the Halifax Pride Parade (Nova Scotia, Canada) on Saturday, July 22. The March came after a controversy last fall at Halifax Pride’s annual general meeting, in which BDS activists tried and failed to remove all mentions and signs about Israel from the parade. A Wider Bridge was proud […]

U.S. Jewish LGBT Leaders Slam Israeli Adoption Policy as ‘Blatantly Homophobic’

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Using words like “shock,” “alarm” and “frustration,” LGBT Jewish leaders in the U.S. said they were stunned by the news that two Israeli government ministries had signed off on “shockingly biased” policies making it extremely difficult for same-sex couples to adopt children in Israel. This week, the state told the High Court of Justice that it […]