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Posts Tagged: Israel Gay Rights

January 31, 2018 1:17 pm
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Viewing Israel’s Many Facets Through a Jeweler’s Lens

JNS.org - “I wanted to write about all generations, one century, several families and [several] cities,” says Israeli author Moshe Sakal, describing the ambitious initial outline for...

January 4, 2018 10:09 am
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Will Layoffs at The New York Times Lead to Even Worse Coverage of Israel?

As long ago as 2002, gay activist Paul Varnell observed about the Middle East that, “Israel is the one country in the region in which gays have...

July 25, 2016 3:24 am
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Jerusalem Pride Parade Goes Beyond the LGBTQ Community

JNS.org - As I walked hand in hand with my boyfriend to Jerusalem’s March for Pride and Tolerance, we got some confused looks from passersby as...

July 8, 2016 2:26 am
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Jewish Voice for Peace and Its Disgusting Response to Islamic Terrorism

What else could the group Jewish Voice for Peace do that would shock me? The organization, which has so many university chapters that promote anti-Israel activity,...

June 16, 2016 5:55 am
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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....

June 2, 2016 6:17 am
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The BBC Ignores a Positive Story From Israel

One might have assumed that the first-ever transgender beauty pageant in Israel (and presumably the first in the entire Middle East) would have been a...

May 3, 2016 6:49 am
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A Remnant of Better Days, Jerusalem’s Only Gay Bar Remains Open

JNS.org - If any city needs a nonjudgmental space, it’s Jerusalem. Both sides of Israel’s capital — the Muslim eastern half and the Jewish western half —...

March 22, 2016 6:05 am
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AIPAC Policy Conference: Israel Targeted by Hate Group for Being Pro-Gay Rights

On Sunday afternoon, as participants at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference made their way to the Verizon Center in Washington, DC, anti-LGBTQ...

February 12, 2016 4:36 am
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Israeli, Arab, Christian and Gay: Jonathan Elkhoury’s Story Hits US Campuses

JNS.org - Jonathan Nizar Elkhoury wants minority populations in Israel to speak up about what life is really like in the Jewish state. He wants the...

January 5, 2016 7:40 am
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How Amir Ohana, First Openly Gay Likud MK, Came Out of the ‘Political Closet’ (INTERVIEW)

JNS.org - “I am here as the son of Meir and Esther Ohana, who emigrated from Morocco to build a country. I am here with my...

August 5, 2015 4:25 pm
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New Israel Fund Shamefully Tries to Exploit Stabbing at Gay Pride Parade

Decent people everywhere stand against the violence that occurred at the Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade on Sunday, where a religious extremist stabbed six attendees (one of whom later died). The...

June 29, 2015 10:54 am
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Another Example of Israel’s Positive Human Rights Record

A few weeks ago, in honor of the Jewish holiday of Passover, I found myself reminiscing on the oppression of the Jewish people in Egypt thousands of...

June 8, 2015 6:51 am
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Israel is a Beacon for Gay Rights in the Middle East

JNS.org - Tel Aviv is on a roll when it comes to support for the LGBTQ community. Since the beginning of June, the Tel Aviv Municipality building...

May 20, 2015 12:54 pm
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Gay Couples Included in New IDF Policy to Protect Children of Enlisted Soldiers

Gay and straight couples with children will no longer have to deal with situations where both parents are enlisted for reserve service. The IDF recently...

Features

Dairy, First Fruits, and More: Welcoming Shavuot With Customs of the Season

JNS.org - I’ve often heard, and many rabbis lament, that Shavuot is the only...

Tapping Into the Brilliance of Israel and the Zionist Dream

JNS.org - As Israel celebrates its 70th birthday, the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement has been propagating the idea of...

Reminiscing: Israel at 70

I celebrated my 12th birthday one week before the birth of the State of Israel. I was about to begin lessons...

World

EU Denies It Is Planning to Offer Financial Aid to Iran to Preserve Nuclear...

Three European Union sources have denied that diplomats meeting in Vienna on Friday to salvage the imperiled Iranian nuclear deal...

Israel

Israeli Defense Minister, Arab MK in Ferocious War of Words

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Israeli-Arab Member of Knesset Ayman Odeh conducted a ferocious war of words on Sunday following a controversy over the injury of an Arab demonstrator...

Middle East

Egypt’s Sisi Orders Gaza Border Opened for Ramadan

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ordered on Thursday that the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip be opened for the whole of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, he...

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