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Israel OK’s gay Jews to immigrate with non-Jewish same-sex spouses

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
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JERUSALEM -- Israel says it will now allow Jews to immigrate to Israel with their non-Jewish same-sex spouses. In a directive publicized Tuesday, Israeli Interior Minister Gideon Saar told immigration authorities not to differentiate between married gay and straight couples. Israeli law grants citizenship to Jews and close non-Jewish relatives [...]

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More than 100,000 party in Israel at largest LGBT pride in the Middle East

Friday, June 13, 2014
Israeli dancers perform during the annual Gay Pride Parade on a street of Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, June 13, 2014.
JERUSALEM -- 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. [...]

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Pair of male, TV ad puppets electrify Israeli gay rights debate

Saturday, October 12, 2013
Yossi Weiss, Israel Electric Corporation, HOPDThis image released by the Israel Electric Corporation shows Sheka and Teka and a baby puppet used in its latest public service campaign. Sheka and Teka, or “socket” and “plug,” have starred in the company’s ads for more than a decade.
JERUSALEM -- The goal was merely to promote clean energy in Israel - but television ads starring a pair of male puppets called "plug" and "socket" have instead unleashed a debate about gay pride. [...]

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