Israel’s Rightist Education Minister Defends “Gay Conversion Therapy”

Education Minister and far-right religious leader from The Jewish Home (HaBayit HaYehudi) political party, Rabbi Rafi Peretz, ignited a firestorm of protest Saturday night, July 13, when he told a Channel 12 television interviewer that he believes the obscurantist practice of “gay conversion therapy” – trying to change a gay individual’s sexual orientation – is…

MK Bezalel Smotrich, appointed by PM Benjamin Netanyahu this week to be Transportation Minister in the interim government, in an election poster for the United Right bloc. The slogan reads: "Committed to More."

Hadash Blasts Netanyahu Naming of Smotrich & Co. to Government

Knesset members from Hadash vehemently attacked the appointment of the racist settler, MK Bezalel Smotrich, as interim Transportation Minister and member of the political-security cabinet in the interim Netanyahu government. Following the announcement of the appointment of the chair of the United Right bloc, along with that of MK Rabbi Rafi Peretz, the chairperson of HaBayit…