Equality

Israeli Non-Profit Organization Opens Doors for Disadvantaged Kids

Today Machshava Tova has expanded its activities and has over 12 centers spanning the country, from Afula to Beersheba. The computer centers work with teenagers and children, job seekers and people with special needs, and provides them with basic and advanced PC literacy skills for work and recreational purposes and hands-on experience. The organization today […]

Israel to Give Every Israeli Child 20,000 Shekels to Minimize Inequality

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon announced last week the establishment of a savings account for every Israeli child, which will provide everyone who reaches age 18 with NIS 20,000. The first option, and the one adopted by Kahlon, includes allocating NIS 50 per month for all newborn children as well as a variable lump sum at […]

Haifa’s LGBT Community Holds Largest Pride Parade Yet

Some 3,000 persons participated on Friday at the largest LGBT pride parade that Haifa has ever seen in its decade of hosting them. The two-kilometer parade route was filled with a sea of rainbow flags, balloons, colorful costumes, music, and dancing. Some 3,000 persons participated on Friday at the largest LGBT pride parade that Haifa […]

Israeli Volunteers Fulfill Paralyzed Man’s Dream of Visiting Dead Sea

Paralyzed from the neck down and confined to his room in a rehabilitation center where he is on life-support, 39-year-old Israeli Alon Paz had a simple wish: He wanted to spend a day at the Dead Sea. Last week, a group of volunteers from United Hatzalah, the Jerusalem-based emergency medical services organization, helped it happen. […]

Israel’s First Transgender Army Officer Celebrates at Israeli Embassy in the U.S.

Shachar, a lieutenant in the Israel Defense Forces, spoke Monday night at a gay pride month event at the Israeli Embassy in Washington D.C., explaining in hesitant and nervous tones how he became its first transgender officer. “This is the right of the whole world, to be free and to be whoever we want to […]

Israeli City of Ashdod Holds Pride Parade

Hundreds participated on Friday in a Gay Pride Parade in Israel’s coastal city of Ashdod, under heavy security maintained by more than 200 police officers. Those present opened the event with a moment of silence in memory of the victims of a mass shooting in Orlando, Florida that killed 49 at a gay nightclub last […]