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Israel OK's Gay Jews to Immigrate With Spouses

Tuesday Aug 12, 2014
Israel says it will now allow Jews to immigrate to Israel with their non-Jewish same-sex spouses.

Israel Withdraws Most Troops from Gaza

By Karin Laub and Josef Federman | Sunday Aug 3, 2014
Israel withdrew most of its ground troops from the Gaza Strip on Sunday in an apparent winding down of the nearly monthlong operation against Hamas that has left more than 1,800 Palestinians and 60 Israelis dead.

27 Palestinians Killed as Gaza Truce Unravels

By Ibrahim Barzak and Daniel Estrin | Friday Aug 1, 2014
A Palestinian official says Israeli shelling has killed at least 27 Palestinians in southern Gaza as an Israel-Hamas truce unraveled less hours after coming into effect.

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 But this is an outdated perception: Things have improved considerably in recent years.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.