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Closed Society: January 2, 2013

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In Ganei Tikva, Yeshiva students insulted and threw stones at a teenage girl, apparently because of her appearance, which alludes to her sexual orientation. (Ynetnews)

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January 2nd, 2013 at 3:20 pm

Closed Society: December 30, 2012

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Eli Ben-Dahan, who is placed fourth in the Bayit Yehudi party’s candidate list for the Knesset, said that same sex marriage are a  “recipe for the destruction of the Jewish people.” (Times of Israel)

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December 30th, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Political: June 18, 2012

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Member of Knesset Uri Ariel (National Union) said on Monday that the IDF must stop enlisting homosexuals. (Ynetnews)

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June 18th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Closed Society: June 14, 2012

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During a meeting of the Knesset’s Committee for the Advancement of Women, MK Anastassia Michaeli (Yisrael Beitenu) said: ”When I turn on Channel 10 I see entertainment programs supposedly showing how nice it is to be gay.  Why should my children have to hear how fun and nice it is to wear a dress and put on makeup? Why does Channel 10 broadcast such programs?” She further said that ”most gay people suffered sexual trauma at a young age and commit suicide at 40.” (Haaretz)

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June 14th, 2012 at 11:24 am

Closed Society: May 26, 2012

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A man assaulted a gay couple in south Tel Aviv. He shouted at them, kicked their car and threatened one of them with a knife.

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May 26th, 2012 at 10:17 am

Closed Society: May 3, 2012

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A gay man who was looking for a sexual partner for the night in the area of Tel-Aviv’s central bus station was assaulted by three men who cursed him, pepper sprayed his face, and ran off.

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May 3rd, 2012 at 11:18 pm

Closed Society: December 16, 2011

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An Ort  high-school teacher in Ariel told her class that she “personally cannot stand homos.”  A student asked her to apologize at the end of class, but even though the teacher promised she would discuss it in class she did not apologize.

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December 16th, 2011 at 11:36 pm

Closed Society: December 11, 2011

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Members of the LGBT community who frequent the community center in Gan Meir Park in Tel-Aviv claim that  the number of violent assaults directed at them in the area has increased lately.

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December 11th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

Closed Society: June 15, 2011

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A woman was attacked on a bus, after she revealed her sexual orientation, while talking on her phone. Another woman who came to her aid, was also assaulted and injured.

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June 15th, 2011 at 4:05 pm

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Police: May 11, 2011

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A complaint was filed with the police last Thursday against the web site “Real Right-wing Movement,” regarding incitement to commit murder. The web site features multiple calls for murder of members of the gay community. A full week after filing the complaint, the discussion forum on the web site continues, and some of the comments published there are still calling for murder of homosexuals.

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May 11th, 2011 at 8:23 pm