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Islam's holy month of Ramadan began Sundayso it's not surprising that the U. House turned to a Muslim cleric to provide Thursday's invocation. The problem is with the cleric chosen.
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Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Tens of thousands of Israeli LGBT advocates and their supporters went on strike across the country Sunday, protesting the exclusion of gay men from a recently passed surrogacy law. The community is outraged that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voted against the measure after pledging to pass it. A link has been sent to your friend's email address.
Maya Cohen was in the Israeli army a decade ago, working as a secretary. She said she was proud to do her compulsory service and viewed anyone who did not serve with disdain. Army Sgt.
The Israeli right, his political camp, was out of power, the public still hoping for peace with the Arab world. On Oct. As a crowd cheered outside, Palestinian civilians beat them both to death and dumped one of the bodies out the window.
The U. House of Representatives recently passed a defense bill that paves the way for gays to serve openly in the military for the first time. The legislation -- which will face tougher opposition when raised in the Senate this summer -- has been strongly advocated by President Obama, who has pledged to change the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.
A decade on, parents of LGBT center shooting victims still waiting for answers. By TOI staff. Backing gay conversion therapy, new education minister elicits fresh uproar.
She grew up in a religious family in Israel and attended a school that prepared students to enter the air force. From the start, they treated her as female, addressing her in female pronouns, giving her a female uniform, and allowing her to keep her long wavy hair male soldiers must keep their hair short. The army also pays for her hormone treatments, just as they cover the medical needs of any soldier.
Ministers and other politicians also condemned Rafi Peretz, a former chief military rabbi who heads a religious nationalist party, who was asked by local Channel 12 news over the weekend whether he believed he could convert gay people to heterosexuality. Preconceived notions and ignorance require therapy and conversion. Following the outcry, Peretz later said his words had been distorted.