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July 24, 2016 2:36 pm

Israel Only Mideast Country to Join UN Battle Against Homophobic Bullying in School

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Jerusalem's Gay Pride parade. Israel signed a UNESCO initiative to combat homophobic bullying in schools. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Jerusalem’s Gay Pride parade. Israel signed a UNESCO initiative to combat homophobic bullying in schools. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Israel is the only Middle Eastern country to join a major United Nations agency in the fight against homophobic bullying in schools, Israel Hayom reported on Sunday.

According to the report, Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett joined counterparts around the world to support the initiative of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). But the Jewish state was the only country in the region to do so.

Israeli Ambassador to UNESCO Carmel Shama Hacohen said,  “Israel is among the leaders of the pro-LGBT coalition and supports the idea and the community at every opportunity, especially when it comes to the struggle against violence and abuse within the education system.”

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  • Stein

    Religious leaders must get out of the hate speech business.

  • Gloria Rinderman

    “Be a Buddy, Not a Bully” is a song that can help teach kids about kindness and tolerance, and help combat bullying. Over 7700 hits have been made to this song site so far. I was a teacher for 20 years.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Or7WPUtUnRo

  • Graciela

    Good for the LGTB crowd!
    And now that the Israelis are at it let them also sign article 16 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights establishing that both spouses have equal rights at the dissolution of the marriage.
    In this way Jewish women, more than 1/2 of the Jewish population of Israel, will be finally able to
    lawfully divorce recalcitrant husbands that resort to all sorts of delaying tactics and blackmail while
    turning the precious lives of Jewish women into a living Hell. Any law that in this day and age makes of Jewish marriage a cage, a prison that only the husband can open, is criminal.

  • Andrei Plotnikov

    It is a pity ! It is a shame ! There is nothing to be proud by !

  • Andrei Plotnikov

    It is a shame ! There is nothing to proud of !

  • Yaakov

    This article has the tone of propaganda or of a PR release, not that of an objective news article.

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