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LGBT Rights in Israel


The News Review:

– LGBT Rights in Israel
– Reviewing the newspapers: Songs security and corruption
– Eurovision singer ensures successful concert
– How the West Won: Norway Takes the Crown at Eurovision
– Activists to take Moscow mayor to court homophobic comments

LGBT Rights in Israel
Cleveland Indy Media
Israel is one of the most progressive countries on LGBT issues in the world even while it sits in a neighborhood of some of the worst offenders LGBT Rights in Israel -Gays have full rights to serve in the military -Sodomy laws were struck down in 1988 -Full civil rights for LGBT people established in 1992 -Partner benefits for all governmental employees including the national airline El Al -Partner adoption rights -In 2007 the State agreed to recognize same gender marriages preformed abroad similar to its recognition of other civil marriages from other countries LGBT Pride in Israel * Pride parades take place annually in Jerusalem Tel Aviv Eilat and Haifa. Attempts by Muslim Christian and Jewish religious groups to stop the parades mostly in Jerusalem have consistently been blocked by the Israeli Supreme Court. * The first transgender person to win the Eurovision contest was Israeli Dana International in 1998 with her song "Diva". Eurovision is watched by hundreds of millions of people through Europe Asia and Africa. * penly gay singer Ivri Lidder is amongst Israel’s most popular entertainers * penly gay movie producer Eytan Fox has become one of Israel’s most important film exporters to the world with his movies "Yossi and Jagger" Walk on Water" and "The Bubble". * penly gay politicians have served in the Israeli Kenneset and on the city councils of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem For more information The Agunah Israel’s main LGBT civil rights organization.

Reviewing the newspapers: Songs security and corruption
Telegraph.co.uk
The most noise came from the long-awaited Eurovision contest which was the most expensive in the history of the event. Emotions flared over its participants and political significance particularly in Russia. Also with Barack bama’s Moscow visit imminent many are questioning transatlantic relations in a security context.

Eurovision singer ensures successful concert
Ledbury Reporter
The event at Newbridge Farm Park raised nearly £2000 for Young At Heart a cause that supports children with heart disease and their families. Top of the bill was Jessica Garlick who got the UK’s highest entry in the Eurovision Song Contest entry for 12 years. Wayne Gardner owner of the farm said: “We got just shy of £2000 and it was a great evening. The weather was fantastic and Jessica sang really well. The event was held in memory of two-year-old Sophia Williams of Hereford a regular visitor to the farm.

How the West Won: Norway Takes the Crown at Eurovision
TIME
During the May 16 final watched by more than 100 million people worldwide contestants once again called upon their decidedly nonmusical charms: the Greek entry ripped his shirt to expose a waxed chest while the Albanian entry wore a pink tutu and stood on a wind machine. But in the end Alexander Rybak a boyish fiddle player from Norway stormed to victory because he had the best song — and he didn’t even have to flash anyone. tiiQuigoWriteAd(755776 1458851 142 225 -1); Related Top Ten.

Activists to take Moscow mayor to court homophobic comments
PinkNews.co.uk
He had described them as satanic. “ur society has healthy morals and rejects all these queers” Mr Luzhkov told TV Centre. “If you even imagine that they get permission to hold their parade and gather they will simply be killed. Nikolai Alexeyev of GayRussia has said that his lawyers would present a case to a Moscow court and later hopes to take the case to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.
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