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Closed Society: February 2, 2012‎

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A gay couple from Tel Aviv claims that a landlord refused to rent his apartment to them because they are a male couple.

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February 2nd, 2012 at 10:43 am

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Closed Society: 30 March, 2011

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The municipality of Jerusalem has refused to approve 36,000 Shekel in support for the Open House, which serves the city’s LGBT community; the High Court of Justice has ruled that 100,000 Shekel in support should be given to it.

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March 30th, 2011 at 11:04 am

Closed Society: 25 November, 2010

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The Israeli GLBT Society has filed a legal suit against the Makor Rishon newspaper, after the latter refused to publish an ad which calls on gay youth from the orthodox sector to contact them in case of distress. Makor Rishon states in response that “The reason that the ad wasn’t published is the concern that it would hurt the readers’ feelings, since this newspaper has a unique style that targets a specific audience. Therefore, the newspaper is careful about keeping the content in line with its unique style.” (Hebrew, English)

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November 25th, 2010 at 5:11 am

Closed Society: 11th November, 2010

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Rabbi Eliahu Abarzhil, the chairman of the Rabbinical Court in Jerusalem, published an Halachaic verdict, which says “there is a total prohibition of listening or playing songs by homosexual and lesbian singers, since the messages they convey may ruin the youth and influence them to act as they do”. (Hebrew)

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November 12th, 2010 at 7:09 am