Police Demands Israeli Gay Pride Parade Put Up High Fence, Stay Away From Ultra-Orthodox

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The organizers of the Gay Pride Parade in Kfar Saba were stunned by the police’s demand to fence the entire parade route as a condition for holding the parade. These measures are needed to protect the marchers and because “this is a sensitive event that requires a large police deployment,” said the police. The first Gay […]

Transgender Inmates Will No Longer Be Kept in Isolation, Israel Prison Service Announces

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New directives of the Israel Prisons Service cancel the policy of holding transgender prisoners in isolation cells and will respect to the preferred gender identity of trans prisoners. The new policy further states that it is obligatory to ask prisoners whether they prefer a male or a female to search on them. “This is an […]

The Aguda’s Chen Arieli is on Globes’ 2018 List of Most Influential Female Activists

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Chen Arieli, chair of the Aguda, was chosen as one of the 20 most influential women activists in 2018 by top financial Israeli magazine Globes. Business news and analysis magazine from Israel, the financial daily Globes, published Tuesday its annual list of the top 20 most influential women in activism. Chen Arieli, chair of the […]

Week Two: The Generation Zahav Tour Continues!

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The A Wider Bridge Generation Zahav tour continues this week on the East Coast! If you’re in Florida, New York or Philadelphia please join us! The AWB Generation Zahav tour is in full swing! The Israeli delegation is comprised of Sara Sweiry and Robin Rosenbaum of Beshela, (the organization for LBTQ Israeli senior women), and Chen Arieli, Chair of the Aguda – […]

Israeli Ministry of Welfare Calls Lesbian Parenting Court Case ‘Child Trafficking’

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LGBTQ activists demonstrated Monday in front of the Tel Aviv District Court, where a hearing was held on the appeal of the Ministry of Social Affairs against a parenting order given to a same-sex couple, claiming that their three-year-old son, who was born through sperm donation, was actually a “child reservation” for the goal of […]

2017 Queer Women’s Mission to Israel: Our First Days!

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The AWB/Olivia Women’s Queer Mission is in full swing! Our first full day began with a visit to Masada and concluded with Shabbat dinner in Jerusalem. Day two featured a tour in the old city of Jerusalem, including visiting the Western Wall, and then a trip to Tel Aviv for the Lethal Lesbian film festival. […]