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  • WATCH: Israel Social TV on the Kidnapping, Gender in Israel, “Airing Dirty Laundry”, and more

    By Jeremy Elster

    June 23, 2014 | 7:15 am

    In this edition of the English Language Social Order, we discuss:

    - The recent kidnapping of three yeshiva youths

    - Critique gender imbalance in the Israeli media

    - Attend Breaking the Silence's 10 year anniversary and ask, "What do you think about the criticism of "airing dirty laundry" in public?

    - March in the Gay Pride Parade in Tel Aviv

    - Investigate the new "Jewish Identity Administration" that is run by Naftali Bennett's Right Wing National Religious Jewish Home Party and responsible for strengthing the Jewish Identity of Israelis.

  • [Repost] Time To Sparkle (Jewish Women’s Archive)

    By Tera Greene

    July 9, 2013 | 10:16 pm

    I recently contributed a piece to the Jewish Women's Archive for LGBT Pride Month.  Here's the repost! 

    http://jwa.org/blog/time-to-sparkle

    Excerpt:

    Part I: It's All A Matter Of Perspective

    I had to do some deep and major digging the last couple of years. Transitions...

  • Aunt Trudy Will Not Be Saying Kaddish For Prop 8

    By Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin

    July 1, 2013 | 2:53 pm

    The first wail of mourning that I ever heard in my life was at my great-aunt Trudy’s funeral.

    For forty-five years, Aunt Trudy had been my great-aunt Charlotte’s – what’s the word here? “Room mate?” “Apartment mate?” That’s what they were, technically – sharing a small, plainly...

  • Middle East gay pride and LGBT safety exist only in Israel

    June 10, 2013 | 10:59 am

    Tel Aviv just hosted its 15th annual Gay Pride Festival, attended by a record-breaking 100,000 spectators and participants, including some of Israel’s most powerful politicians. Here is The Times of Israel report on the event:

    “Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai kicked off the...

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  • Tel Aviv celebrates gay pride

    June 8, 2012 | 10:18 am

    Tel Aviv launched gay pride festivities Friday.

    Rainbow flags and balloons festooned the city’s streets and an array of celebrities and politicians addressed the crowd of thousands.

    Among the speakers were Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai and U.S. Ambassador Daniel Shapiro. Wearing a shirt featuring a rainbow flag, the symbol of the gay community, Shapiro told Ynet that the United States supports the rights of the LGBT community in Israel and worldwide.

    A parade culminated with a beach party.

  • Anti-Israel group setting up battle with plans to rejoin Toronto gay pride parade

    May 16, 2012 | 4:19 pm

    The activist group Queers Against Israeli Apartheid is planning to return to the gay pride parade in Toronto, setting up another battle with Jewish groups and the city.

    Queers Against Israeli Apartheid withdrew from last year’s Pride Toronto parade after city officials demanded...

  • Right Now, Kids are Dying, Because They Are Gay

    By Ilana Angel

    September 23, 2011 | 9:42 pm

    Right now, while I write this, a child is in his or her room, crying because someone at school called them a faggot, or would not sit next to them on the bus, or they did not make a sports team, because they are gay.

    Right now, while I write this, a soldier is serving in Iraq,...

  • Tens of thousands participate in Tel Aviv’s gay pride parade

    June 10, 2011 | 10:43 am

    Tens of thousands of Israelis marched through the streets of Tel Aviv for the city’s annual gay pride parade.

    The event kicked off Friday at the city’s Meir Park, with dancers, singers and speakers. Afterward the parade proceeded through the city’s streets. The event culminated with...

  • Toronto mayor threatens to withhold gay pride parade funding

    March 8, 2011 | 1:17 pm

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says he will withhold more than $100,000 in city funding to the annual gay pride parade if an anti-Israel group again is allowed to participate.

    Ford, who was elected on a right-wing, waste-slashing agenda last November, told the Canadian Jewish News last week...

  • Candidates for U.N. Secretary-General post consult with U.S. Jewish leaders;

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Candidates for U.N. Secretary-General Post Consult With U.S. Jewish Leaders
     
    As the U.N. General Assembly opens, diplomats vying to be the world's top peacekeeper are taking time to consult with American Jewish leaders. At least three of the favored candidates to replace Kofi...
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