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Israel against Homophobia

While countries in the Middle East jail, persecute and even execute gay people, Israel respects all of its citizens regardless of race, religion or sex – and yet it is the only country so strongly vilified by the West for alleged human rights abuses.

By: The Algemeiner

Israel is the only Middle Eastern country to join a major United Nations agency in the fight against homophobic bullying in schools, Israel Hayom reported on Sunday.

According to the report, Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett joined counterparts around the world to support the initiative of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). But the Jewish state was the only country in the region to do so.

Israeli Ambassador to UNESCO Carmel Shama Hacohen said, “Israel is among the leaders of the pro-LGBT coalition and supports the idea and the community at every opportunity, especially when it comes to the struggle against violence and abuse within the education system.”