Yom Ha’atzmaut, LGBTQ Pride, and Our Shared Journeys to Freedom

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A Yom Ha’atzmaut message from Tyler Gregory , Executive Director of A Wider Bridge. Over the past week, we mourned the six million on Yom HaShoah, we commemorated fallen Israeli soldiers and victims of terror on Yom HaZikaron, and today, we celebrate 70 years of Israeli independence on Yom Ha’atzmaut. These modern holidays retell three recurring […]

One Jew at a Time: Yes, You Can Be Progressive and Zionist

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My twenty-something Passover Seder guest didn’t know he could be exactly what he was: both Progressive and a Zionist. We have to do better with our young people. Arafat’s cunning lie, “Zionism is Racism,” is on steroids today, and our young people are being hurt. We live in a time of increasingly anti-Semitic responses to […]

Canadian Shares His Story of Being Openly Gay in the Israeli Army

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Shai DeLuca-Tamasi is a Canadian interior designer and media personality. Born and raised in Toronto, DeLuca-Tamasi moved to Israel after high school and served in the Israel Defense Forces. He’s an outspoken advocate for Israel and has partnered with the organization CAMERA on Campus, a non-profit whose mandate is to help students disseminate accurate information […]

A Radical Act of Resistance: Being Queer and Zionist in 2017

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AWB’s Northeast Manager Quentin Hill blogs about being a proud radical, queer Zionist in these troubling times. We are living in troubling times. The political climate is toxic, tensions are rising, and divisions in this country are running deep. Things are even worse for marginalized communities all across the country; racism is stemming from the highest levels […]

Queer Singer Morrissey: Israel haters are just ‘jealous’ of the country

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Former Smiths frontman Morrissey openly defends the Jewish state in his new song “Israel.” The near six-minute pro-Zionist ballad is the closing track on Morrissey’s new album Low In High School. In the lyrics of his new song entitled “Israel” the former Smiths frontman accuses unnamed enemies of wanting to instill their own “dark sky” […]

New York: LGBTQnZ – Pride, Zionism, & Inclusivity Event on October 26

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As many of us have observed over the past several months, it has become increasingly difficult for supporters of Israel to feel welcome and embraced in LGBTQ, progressive, and social justice circles – including those among us that have been fighting for the civil rights of Israelis and Palestinians alike. Perhaps the most prevalent example […]

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 […]