Tag Archives: Isreal

Israel & Hamas Agree To Cease-Fire

Brokered by the UN and Secretary Of State John Kerry: In a statement released in New Delhi where Secretary of State John Kerry is traveling, the U.S. and U.N. said they had gotten assurances that all parties to the conflict in Gaza had agreed to an unconditional cease-fire during which there would be negotiations on a more durable truce in ...

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ISRAEL: Rabbi Calls For Jewish Doctors To Withhold Treating Gentiles On Sabbath

Ultra Orthodox Rabbi Ovadia Yosef is the founder and head of Israel’s Shas Party, which presently holds a number of seats in the national government. Last week Yosef declared that “religious doctors” should refuse to treat non-Jews if their emergency occurs on the sabbath. During a class on Sabbath halacha relating to religious physicians, the spiritual leader of Shas said ...

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Israel Rejects All Civil Marriages

Israel’s Knesset today rejected a bill that would allow civil marriages. Currently all Israeli marriages must be conducted by a religious institution. The proposed bill would have allowed secular, interfaith, and same-sex unions. The legislation, by MK Nitzan Horowitz (Meretz) opens the option of civil marriages for those who may not be wed according to halacha (Jewish law), as well ...

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BREAKING: Gunman Kills Two At Tel Aviv LGBT Youth Center

Horrible news: A gunman sprayed automatic fire at an Israeli club for gay teenagers on Saturday, killing two people and wounding at least eight, police and witnesses said. The shooting spree in central Tel Aviv set off a citywide security clampdown, reviving memories of Palestinian attacks that have ebbed in recent years. But a police spokesman said that the incident ...

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Gay Dad Gets Abducted Son Back In Israel

NYC gay dad Joshua Glazer was reunited with his son in Israel yesterday. Last week Glazer’s husband fled to Israel with their adopted son in what was called the first ever case of international abduction by a married gay parent. Glazer’s partner, Eric Hyett, had claimed that Glazer has been emotionally abusive. A “removal team” made up of Israeli law ...

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