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  • Transgender Israeli mother recognized as ‘father’

    September 16, 2013 | 12:14 pm

    Israel’s Interior Ministry has for the first time recognized two biological fathers of the same baby.

    The baby was born to Yuval Topper-Erez, the first Israeli transgender man to get pregnant, and Matan Topper-Erez. Yuval Topper-Erez in December 2011. After Interior Minister...

  • Israel launches pilot ID program challenged in court

    July 8, 2013 | 11:34 am

    Israel’s Interior Ministry began a two-year trial of its controversial biometric data program.

    Beginning Monday, Israeli citizens seeking to obtain or renew their national identity cards can choose to receive a smart ID card by submitting their biometric data, including...

  • Israeli group files lawsuit asking Interior Ministry to recognize converts

    February 27, 2013 | 8:42 am

    An Israeli advocacy group filed a lawsuit seeking the recognition of all Orthodox conversions performed in Israel.

    The Jewish Advocacy Center for ITIM: the Jewish Life Information Center petitioned the Supreme Court last week calling on the Interior Ministry to recognize the...

  • Israel gets same-sex divorce before same-sex marriage

    December 4, 2012 | 2:12 pm

    An Israeli court has awarded the country's first divorce to a gay couple, which experts called an ironic milestone since same-sex marriages cannot be legally conducted in the Jewish state.

    A decision this week by a family court in the Tel Aviv area "determined that the marriage...