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Jerusalem

  • 18th July 2014

    Israel: Jerusalem Pride parade postponed due to Gaza conflict 16

    Jerusalem Pride has been postponed and assigned a new theme

    2:41 PM — Jerusalem's Pride parade has been postponed due to security fears following the ongoing conflict in Gaza.

  • 2nd August 2013

    Tel Aviv: Gay orthodox Jewish man is one of Israel’s few religious drag queens 4

    Shahar Hadar on coming out to his mother: 'I thought it would be the blackest day in my life'

    2:46 PM — An Orthodox Jewish man reveals how he has come to accept himself as a gay person living in Israel, starting living life closeted in his early adulthood married to a woman, to becoming one of the few religious drag queens working in Tel Aviv's downtown circuit.

  • 10th April 2013

    Anti-gay US-born Israeli terrorist jailed for killing two Palestinians 7

    Yaakov Tytell praised the actions of a gunman, who shot two people dead at an LGBT youth centre in Tel Aviv

    3:05 PM — A US-born West Bank settler, who previously suggested Molotov cocktails should be used at those taking part in a gay pride event, has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of two Palestinians.

  • 20th May 2011

    Gay MP says straight couples face discrimination over hymn Jerusalem 62

    Chris Bryant said he was fighting for the rights of straight couples

    3:04 PM — The hymn Jerusalem risks becoming "reserved for homosexual couples", a gay MP has claimed. Chris Bryant, the Labour MP for Rhondda, claimed that church policy means straight couples are increasingly being banned from using William Blake's famous hymn at their weddings because clergy deem it is "not addressed to God".

  • 26th December 2010

    Jerusalem Pride bomber sentenced to six months community service 13

    The court sentenced the bomber to six months community service

    1:51 PM — A district court in Jerusalem has sentenced a 35-year-old Michael Naky to six months community service for setting off a makeshift bomb to disrupt a gay pride march in the city in 2007. The judge gave the sentence after a plea bargain between the defence and the prosecution.

  • 20th October 2010

    Israel’s only gay MP speaks out for marriage on visit to London 8

    Nitzan Horowitz address a neeting in London last week

    4:30 PM — Nitzan Horowitz, the first openly gay politician to be elected to the Israeli Knesset (Parliament), is a man on a mission. Representing the left of centre, pro-peace New Movement-Meretz party, he has called for Israel to introduce secular marriages for gay and straight couples as well as campaigning for help for LGBT people from neighboring Arab countries who risk death if returned home.

  • 25th June 2010

    Israeli police reject proposed gay pride parade route through Jerusalem 8

    Jerusalem Pride 2010's proposed route has been rejected

    12:09 PM — The Jerusalem Open House for Pride and Tolerance's proposed route from for a gay pride march through the city has been rejected by Israeli police, who claimed one reason for their concern is that the route would pass a yeshiva, an institution for the study of traditional Jewish texts such as the Torah.

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