Israel Votes Down Homo Rights—Again

The New Observer
March 4, 2016

The Israeli parliament—the Knesset—has once again definitively rejected a raft of laws promoting “marriage equality” for homosexuals, lesbians, and “transgenders,” even as the Israel-supporting Jewish lobby in America is at the forefront of promoting those very same laws in the US and elsewhere.

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As reported by the Haaretz newspaper in Israel, the Israeli parliament last week voted down a number of bills promoting “LGBT rights.”

The defeated bills include measures to establish civil unions, provide government benefits to the same-sex partners of fallen soldiers, prohibit homosexual conversion therapy, and mandate training for health care professionals in “LGBT issues.”

In terms of existing laws in Israel, homosexuals, lesbians, or “transgender” deviants cannot marry, adopt children, or have surrogate pregnancies in Israel.

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Israeli Health Minister Litzmann telling the homosexuals that they are sinners.

Speaking in the Knesset during the debate, Israel’s health minister, Yaakov Litzmann, invoked the biblical story of the golden calf in expressing his rejection of the pro-LGBT bills, calling them sinners.

Litzmann said that “In this week’s Torah portion they made the golden calf… Moses came, descending from the sky, after he was given the Torah. He saw the calf, he saw the dances . . . And Moses returned to God and said: ‘Please! This people have committed a grave sin.’”

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At the same time all this was going on the Anti-Defamation League Jewish lobby in America—which has an entire section devoted to supporting Israel—has been at the forefront of promoting homosexuality, lesbianism, and “transgenderism”—among Gentiles.

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In a special section on its website, the ADL boasts that it has

“a longstanding commitment to protecting civil rights, and has been a key partner in advancing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) rights . . .

“At the federal, state, and local levels, ADL has advocated in support of anti-discrimination statutes, for strong and inclusive hate crime and bullying prevention laws, and for marriage equality.”

The ADL goes on to boast that it has filed

“amicus briefs, on behalf of itself and nearly two dozen religiously-affiliated civil rights groups,” challenging all laws in the US which “defined marriage as exclusively between one man and one woman.”

The ADL also boasts that it has promoted homosexuality all around the world, saying that its “commitment to and advocacy on behalf of LGBT people does not stop at our nation’s borders,” and lists its activism in Nigeria and Russia as examples.

However, the ADL is, of course, completely silent on Israel, and on Litzmann’s “sinner” comments, even though that Jewish organization is the first to attack any Christian clergyman who uses the bible to oppose homosexuality.

Once again, it seems that a clear and blatant double standard is at work: What is outlawed in Israel is made law in Gentile nations—one set of rules for the Jews, and another set of rules for the Gentiles.

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