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December 21, 1996 | Reuters
Israeli President Ezer Weizman said Friday that he takes a negative view of "the phenomenon" of homosexuality and drew laughter from high school students by using a mincing, high-pitched voice to punctuate his attack. Weizman, 72, a former general with a reputation for shooting from the lip, took aim at homosexuals during a speech to students in the northern city of Haifa. Homosexuality "is abnormal from a social point of view. I don't like it," he said in broadcast remarks.
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December 24, 1996 | Associated Press
Israeli President Ezer Weizman apologized Monday to members of gay and lesbian groups for comparing homosexuality to alcoholism and condemning it as "completely deviant." "He asked to apologize for any public statement that might have offended anyone," presidential spokesman Arieh Shumer said. The outspoken president, in remarks that drew harsh criticism, told high school students last week that homosexuality "disgusted" him.
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December 24, 1996 | Associated Press
Israeli President Ezer Weizman apologized Monday to members of gay and lesbian groups for comparing homosexuality to alcoholism and condemning it as "completely deviant." "He asked to apologize for any public statement that might have offended anyone," presidential spokesman Arieh Shumer said. The outspoken president, in remarks that drew harsh criticism, told high school students last week that homosexuality "disgusted" him.
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December 21, 1996 | Reuters
Israeli President Ezer Weizman said Friday that he takes a negative view of "the phenomenon" of homosexuality and drew laughter from high school students by using a mincing, high-pitched voice to punctuate his attack. Weizman, 72, a former general with a reputation for shooting from the lip, took aim at homosexuals during a speech to students in the northern city of Haifa. Homosexuality "is abnormal from a social point of view. I don't like it," he said in broadcast remarks.
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December 1, 1994 | Reuters
Israel's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that El Al airline must extend the same benefits to partners of gay employees as it does to partners of heterosexuals. In a decision hailed as a victory by gays and assailed by rabbis, the court upheld the petition of El Al flight attendant Jonathan Danilovitz, who fought a five-year court battle to force Israel's national carrier to honor his request for an annual complimentary flight with his partner.
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August 2, 2009 | Richard Boudreaux
A masked gunman slipped into a community center for gay teenagers in Tel Aviv and sprayed the room with automatic rifle fire late Saturday, killing two people and wounding at least 10 in what activists called Israel's deadliest crime against homosexuals. Police set up roadblocks in central Tel Aviv and launched a citywide search for the assailant, who fled on foot. Witnesses said the gunman was dressed in black and apparently acted alone. Police said the motive was unclear.
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June 12, 1993 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Israel's armed forces declared Friday that they would not discriminate against homosexuals and would allow them to serve in elite units and other posts requiring top security clearances. Although characterized as a restatement of Israel Defense Forces' policy, the new order is intended to end discrimination against homosexuals by unit commanders and to assure them equal opportunity to serve in all positions, a military spokeswoman said.
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November 22, 2006 | Ken Ellingwood, Times Staff Writer
The Israeli Supreme Court touched off a fresh controversy over gay rights Tuesday when it ordered the government to register same-sex marriages performed abroad. The ruling by a seven-judge panel, though limited in scope, reignited a debate over the rights of homosexuals in Israel after ultra-Orthodox religious leaders led protests that resulted in the cancellation of a gay pride parade this month in Jerusalem.
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December 1, 1994 | Reuters
Israel's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that El Al airline must extend the same benefits to partners of gay employees as it does to partners of heterosexuals. In a decision hailed as a victory by gays and assailed by rabbis, the court upheld the petition of El Al flight attendant Jonathan Danilovitz, who fought a five-year court battle to force Israel's national carrier to honor his request for an annual complimentary flight with his partner.
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