Most mornings, we wake from our dreams. On Saturday, Israelis and all who support them woke to a nightmare.
Hamas, the terror group that rules the Gaza Strip, has viciously attacked Israel. Their unprecedented surprise attack came by land, sea, and air, on a Jewish holiday that also fell on the Sabbath. As of this writing, over 1400 Israelis have been murdered and more than 2,000 injured. 200 civilians were taken hostage. Thousands of rockets have been fired indiscriminately, targeting and harming civilians. Islamic Jihad has joined the fighting. Israelis are being subjected to war crimes. They are living in fear and hiding in safe rooms. Reservists have been called up. Many of us have friends and family in the Israel Defense Force. They are all in our prayers.
We know that you have questions about this current situation and what it means for Israel’s LGBTQ community. We are here to hold space for you, and try to provide some answers in these uncertain times.
Watch the Emergency Briefing featuring Nurit Shen, Former Chair of The Aguda, as she addresses the ongoing Hamas assault on Israel. Gain insights into the present state of affairs and understand its impact on Israeli society, particularly within the LGBTQ Community.