Canada Israel Experience Hosts the First Ever LGBTQ Birthright Israel Trip in Canada

Jan. 11, 2017 (Toronto, ON) – Canada Israel Experience (CIE), Jewish Federations of Canada – UIA, and Birthright Israel, are excited to announce the launch of the first Canadian LGBTQ Birthright Israel trip, a free 10-day trip to Israel departing June 4, 2017 to celebrate Tel Aviv’s Pride Week. “Birthright Israel is an integral experience […]

SDM’s Interview with Israeli DJ Yinon Yahel at Toronto Pride’s “Treehouse Party”!

Yinon Yahel absolutely ROCKED Pride’s ‘Treehouse Party’ in Toronto on July 3, 2016! Yahel performed many of his hit songs such as, “Sweat”, and gave the crowd a taste of Israel through his mixes of Israel’s hit Eurovision songs “Golden Boy” by singer Nadav Guedj, and “Made of Stars” by this year’s contestant, Hovi Star. […]

Australian Singer Jason Donovan is in Israel!

Australian singer Jason Donovan, who came to fame by way of the famed soap opera “Neighbors” (with co-star Kylie Minogue), just landed in Israel for his starring role in “Priscilla Queen of the Desert.” The Aussie actor and singer, who now lives in London, said he loves being on the beach and plans on taking […]

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 […]

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 […]