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Posts Tagged: Gay Rights

June 16, 2016 5:55 am

Progressive Silence Over Islamic Extremism Is Homophobic

Earlier this year, 200 progressive activists stormed the downtown Chicago Hilton with the intention of disrupting a gay-rights event. Not that they had anything against gay rights....

November 20, 2015 6:12 am

Accommodating Transgender Students Should Have Limits — in the Washroom

A society should be judged by how well we treat the vulnerable and minorities in our midst. But society must also be judged by how we...

December 26, 2014 10:23 am

Exposing the ‘Pinkwashing’ Lie

On Wednesday, thousands of tourists from around the world arrived in Israel for the Nonstop Gay Festival, a joint venture of the Tourism Ministry and...

February 20, 2014 11:21 am

In UN Speech, Israeli Ambassador Challenges Middle East Countries on Rule of Law

Ron Prosor, Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations, on Wednesday addressed the UN Security Council on the "Rule of Law," challenging Israel's Middle Eastern neighbors to...

June 15, 2012 5:05 pm

City University of New York Resolves to Balance Out Anti-Israel “Pinkwashing” Conference

Following the Anti-Defamation League's condemnation of the"Homonationalism and Pinkwashing" conference, which plans to accuse Israel of using its positive record on LGBT issues to deflect...

June 15, 2012 12:51 pm

What’s the Problem With Civil Marriages?

Who opposes civil marriage? It seems that religions are the main campaigners against it. Despite my love affair with Judaism I am a strong advocate...

June 13, 2012 11:24 am

ADL, LGBT Group Slam CUNY for Sponsorship of Anti-Israel ‘Pinkwashing’ Conference

The Anti-Defamation League and a Jewish LGBT group have blasted a conference being planned by the The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at City...

June 8, 2012 12:40 pm

Trustee Blasts CUNY Anti-Israel “Homonationalism and Pinkwashing” Conference

The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at City University of New York plans to hold a conference on "Homonationalism and Pinkwashing" next year, which...

March 22, 2012 11:04 am

The Skinny on Israel’s New Model Law and Seattle’s Anti-Israel Proclamation

There is a Democratic country in the Middle East which passed a groundbreaking law - and of course received minimal media attention. The Middle East:  Where...

February 20, 2012 8:25 am

How Can Gay Activists Boycott the Jewish State?

Israel is the sole democracy in the Middle East, a champion of gay rights, and a place where tens of thousands march in...

January 5, 2012 9:07 pm

‘Pinkwashing?’ – Forget About Israel

How does one translate "pinkwashing?"  After I read a New York Times Op-Ed on November 22nd 2011, I understand it as something between ...

June 28, 2011 12:50 pm

Focus on Saving American Marriage

Now that the tide has turned in favor of gay marriage by America's second most-populous state permitting it, it's time to put the...


10 Things That Happen During the Holidays — Only in Israel

1. Everyone wishes you a happy new year, easy fast and happy holiday -- just as they do for Christmas in...

Israel Advocate Wants to Change Views About Jewish State, One Tattoo at a Time

“Low-brow” art forms can be a powerful advocacy tool, the head of a...


Children of Fallen Soldiers Celebrate Mass Bar Mitzvah -- Dozens of orphans of fallen Israeli soldiers, and the son of an American serviceman who died in Afghanistan, celebrated their...


American Citizen Sentenced to 18 Years in Iranian Prison for Collaborating ...

A dual Iranian-American national says he has been sentenced to 18 years in prison in Iran for allegedly collaborating with...


Intense Anti-Abbas Clashes Reported Near Ramallah, Nablus, Jenin

Intense clashes erupted in three refugee camps Tuesday night between Palestinian youths and Palestinian Authority security forces, after a protest over the recent expulsion from the Fatah party of a...

Middle East

Kurdish Peshmerga Forces Just 5 Miles From Mosul as Offensive Continues

Kurdish Peshmerga forces are within 5 miles (8 kilometers) of Mosul, commanders said Sunday, after days of fighting and sweeping territorial gains in the operation to free the key Iraqi...