LISTEN: Israel Is the Most Racist, Gay-friendly Country on Earth

It's Pride Week and Israel has its first openly gay minister. So everything is rosy for the country's LGBT community, right? Wrong. PLUS: Can pinkwashing cleanse the occupation? LISTEN FREE

Participants in the 2019 Jerusalem Pride Parade.
Emil Salman

On today's show:

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Host Simon Spungin talks to Ravit Hecht, Avshalom Halutz and Larry Derfner about Pride Week in Israel – just days after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appointed a gay Likudnik as his justice minister.

We also discuss allegations of 'pinkwashing' against Israel, government foot-dragging on legislation to grant LGBT parents equal rights and the undercurrent of anti-gay sentiment among a small but powerful ultra-Orthodox minority.

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>> Are you in Tel Aviv this week? Don't miss out on our list of recommended Pride parties, celebrations and special events.