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Thousands march in Jerusalem Gay Pride amid surrogacy uproar

Jerusalem’s Largest-Ever Pride Parade Takes Place Under Intense Security

TEL AVIV – Some 30,000 people attended Jerusalem’s largest-ever gay pride parade Thursday, with the annual event maintaining relative calm despite fears of violence from right-wing groups. Some LGBT allies called for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to resign over the passage of a surrogacy law that excludes gay men.

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Watch: Israel’s Gay Community Protests for Surrogacy Rights

TEL AVIV – Thousands of people in support of LGBTQ rights attended demonstrations all over the country on Sunday at the same time as a nationwide strike took place in protest of a new law passed by the Knesset last week that eased surrogacy regulations for single women, but does not enable gay couples or single men to have a child through surrogacy.

Israel's singer Netta Barzilai aka Netta performs with the trophy after winning the final of the 63rd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, on May 12, 2018. (Photo by Francisco LEONG / AFP) (Photo credit should read FRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images)

Palestinian Authority Warns Against Holding Eurovision in Jerusalem

TEL AVIV – Israel’s Eurovision bid is in double jeopardy as the Palestinian Authority launches a campaign to prevent the 2019 song contest from being held in Jerusalem at the same time as new, unrelated, accusations by a major US record label have emerged charging that Netta Barzilai’s winning song “Toy” was copied from another song. 

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas delivers a speech to mark the eighth anniversary of the death of the late leader Yasser Arafat, in the West Bank city of Ramallah on November 11, 2012.

PLO: Calling Jerusalem Israel’s Capital Constitutes ‘Incitement’

TEL AVIV – The Palestinians consider any declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital as being tantamount to “incitement,” a report released on Sunday by the PLO Department of Culture and Information said. The report also labelled as incitement any calls to counter the so-called “terror kites” being flown over the border from the Gaza Strip. 

Israel's singer Netta Barzilai aka Netta performs with the trophy after winning the final of the 63rd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, on May 12, 2018. (Photo by Francisco LEONG / AFP) (Photo credit should read FRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images)

Netanyahu: Government Will Not Interfere in Eurovision

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday said his government would adhere to the Eurovision Song Contest guidelines, which may include nixing a plan to split public broadcaster Kan, in a bid to ensure the country would host the competition in 2019 as planned.

Israeli soldiers search for tunnels in fields as they continue to look for three missing Israeli teens, feared abducted in the West Bank on June 12, in Haska valley between the village of Halhul and the West Bank city of Hebron, Sunday, June 22, 2014. Israeli troops shot dead a …

Watch: Israel Busts Hamas Cell Plotting Bombings in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv

Israeli forces uncovered a large and highly active Hamas terror cell operating out of the Palestinian city of Nablus earlier this year that was allegedly planning to conduct a number of bombings and shooting attacks in Israel and the northern West Bank, the Shin Bet security service revealed Sunday.

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Abbas Adviser: Jews Have No Claim to Jerusalem

TEL AVIV – Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ senior adviser Mahmoud al-Habbash last week said that President Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is part of a plot to divide the Arab world and that any Jewish connection to the holy city is an imperialist myth and distortion of history.

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Iranian Army Claims Arab World Guilty of ‘Betrayal of Palestine’

TEL AVIV – The Iranian Army on Wednesday slammed Arab leaders for their “betrayal” of the “great nation of Palestine” for staying silent in the face of President Donald Trump’s “aggressive” Jerusalem move, and added its hope that “the world will witness the collapse” of Israel “very soon.”

A picture taken from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights shows armed men, reportedly rebel fighters, driving a motorcycle near an abandoned UN building in the Syrian side of the Golan Heights, at an abandoned UN base at the Quneitra border crossing, on November 28, 2016. Israel's air force targeted gunman linked …

Israel Rejects Reports of Deal Reached to Vacate Iran from Southern Syria

Jerusalem and Damascus rejected reports that a deal had been reached under which foreign forces, including Iran and Hezbollah, would withdraw from southern Syria near Israel’s border. “Israel denies reports that an understanding has been reached,” a diplomatic source said on Saturday.

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Sweden: Three Migrants Prosecuted for Synagogue Firebombing

Prosecutors have charged three migrants from Palestine and Syria for attacking a Jewish synagogue in Gothenburg, Sweden last December, following the announcement of the U.S. embassy in Israel’s move to Jerusalem.

TOPSHOT - Palestinian protesters burn pictures of US President Donald Trump at the manger square in Bethlehem on December 5, 2017. US President Donald Trump told Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas in a phone call that he intends to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Abbas's office said. …

Abbas’ Fatah Releases Video of Netanyahu, Trump Drowning over Jerusalem Embassy

TEL AVIV – The official Facebook page of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah faction this week published a photoshopped image of President Donald Trump being “arrested” on the Temple Mount by soldiers of “Palestine” due to his decision to transfer the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.