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Israel Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels

By Peter Enav and Ibrahim Barzak | Thursday Jul 31, 2014
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip "with or without a cease-fire," as the military called up another 16,000 reservists to pursue its campaign

Tony Perkins Warns Support of Gay Rights by 'Liberal Jewish Folk' Hurts Israel

By Bobby McGuire | Thursday Jul 10, 2014
Anti-gay hate group leader Tony Perkins once again tested the waters of "backdoor anti-semitism" last month when during an address to the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America, he took aim at what he called "liberal Jewish folk"

Pride and Progress in the Holy Land

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Friday Jul 4, 2014
When people think of Israel, images of violent conflict often come to mind. But this is an outdated perception: Things have improved considerably in recent years.

Thousands at Israel Gay Pride Parade, Region’s Biggest

By Ian Deitch | Friday Jun 13, 2014
Shirtless Israeli men, colorfully dressed drag queens and others partied Friday through central Tel Aviv as tens of thousands of people took part in the city’s annual gay pride parade, the largest event of its kind in the Middle East.

Israeli Trans Singer in Controversial Video

Thursday Jun 12, 2014
A video promoting Tel Aviv’s Gay Pride Parade has been taken offline after the family of a youngster claimed they did not provide consent to participate.

Go for the Food: Jerusalem

By Aron Heller | Tuesday Apr 29, 2014
Jerusalem’s bustling open-air Mahane Yehuda market offers a dizzying assault on the senses. If you are looking for traditional Middle Eastern food, though, the best of the bunch may be Azura

Israel City Unveils Gay Holocaust Victims Memorial

By Aron Heller | Saturday Jan 11, 2014
Israel’s cultural and financial capital unveiled a memorial Friday honoring gays and lesbians persecuted by the Nazis, the first specific recognition in Israel for non-Jewish victims of the Holocaust.

Israeli Memorial to Gay Holocaust Victims a First

By Aaron Heller | Friday Jan 10, 2014
Israel’s cultural and financial capital has unveiled a memorial honoring gays and lesbians persecuted by the Nazis during World War II.

Israel President Comes Out in Support of Marriage Equality

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Dec 9, 2013
Israeli President Shimon Peres said that he backs same-sex marriage during a trip to Mexico.

"No Gays Here," Says Israeli Mayor, Sparking Outrage

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Nov 12, 2013
An ultra-Orthodox Israeli mayor sparked international outrage this week after saying that there were no homosexuals in his holy city.