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Between Sodom and Eden a Gay Journey Through Today's Changing Israel

by Lee Walzer

  • ISBN: 9780231113953
  • ISBN10: 0231113951

Between Sodom and Eden a Gay Journey Through Today's Changing Israel

by Lee Walzer

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 04/01/2000
  • ISBN: 9780231113953
  • ISBN10: 0231113951
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Description: Astonishingly, Israeli lesbians and gays have been able to achieve many political goals that still elude America's gay community. Israel's Supreme Court has mandated same-sex spousal benefits; the military, which never barred gays to begin with, has removed its last official restrictions; Israel's parliament boasts a Subcommittee for the Prevention of Sexual Orientation Discrimination; and school curricula are gay-friendly -- all of this in a country where religious interests wield extraordinary power.

This book, based on interviews with over one hundred Israelis, as well as Palestinians, explores how, within a decade, Israel has evolved from a society that marginalized homosexuals to one that offers some of the most extensive legal protections in the world. Lee Walzer traces the political, religious, and social factors that make Israel a gay rights trendsetter, examining the interplay between Judaism and homosexuality, the growing prominence of gay themes in Israeli literature, film, music, and television, and the role of the media in advancing lesbian and political progress.

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