Israeli society is inherently liberal and progressive when it comes to social issues.
The Jewish Agency will become the first state body to help gay couples with surrogacy costs in light of ongoing ineligibility of gay couples for surrogacy in Israel.
The couple, an American and an Israeli, were forced to undergo DNA tests that proved that one twin was the son of the American while the other was the son of the Israeli.
The report notes that an incident of harassment or abuse against members of the LGBTQ community occurs every ten hours in Israel on average.
“A lot of parties like saying they promote gay rights, but we can better run our struggles by ourselves...straight people can’t really represent us. It’s time to have our own representatives."
Participants in the Jerusalem parade congregated in Liberty Bell Park amid heavy security, and at 17:30 began wending their way through the city.
The letter caused outrage among liberal leaders and organizations, who castigated the rabbis and called for any of them on the public payroll to be fired.
Until now, state-supported surrogacy has only been available for married heterosexual couples; the new law will expand the eligibility to single women as well.
Tel Aviv's pride events reach their peak on Friday with the commencement of the city's 20th annual gay pride parade.
“Their life mission is to delegitimize Israel, so unfortunately the line between anti-Zionist and antisemitic beliefs is very thin.”