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Posts Tagged: Israel Gay Rights

July 25, 2016 3:24 am

Jerusalem Pride Parade Goes Beyond the LGBTQ Community - 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

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

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

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

A Remnant of Better Days, Jerusalem’s Only Gay Bar Remains Open - 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

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

Israeli, Arab, Christian and Gay: Jonathan Elkhoury’s Story Hits US Campuses - 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

How Amir Ohana, First Openly Gay Likud MK, Came Out of the ‘Political Closet’ (INTERVIEW) - “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

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

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

Israel is a Beacon for Gay Rights in the Middle East - 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

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...


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...