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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)

(Hebrew – Ynet)

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January 2nd, 2013 at 3:20 pm

Closed Society: June 20, 2012

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The Ministry of Interior refuses to grant residency status to a migrant labourer from the Philippines based on her lesbian relationship with an Israeli citizen. (Haaretz)

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June 20th, 2012 at 5:31 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)

(Hebrew - Walla)

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June 14th, 2012 at 11:24 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.

(Hebrew - nrg)

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May 3rd, 2012 at 11:18 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: 25 February, 2011

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Despite Minister of Interior Eli Yishai’s promise, Ministry of Interior clerks notified Thomas Schmidt he is only entitled to a Tourist Visa in Israel, and not a Temporary Resident Status. Schmidt, a 27 years old German citizen, is the spouse of Nir Katz, who was shot to death during the murderous attack on Bar-Noar center for LGBT youth, in Tel Aviv, a year and a half ago.

(Hebrew)

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February 25th, 2011 at 5:07 pm