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Israel’s Local Governments Are Leading the Way to Inclusion

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Over the past decade, the Netanyahu government has neglected civil equality. Increased religious influence and the exclusion of women, with both the active and passive support of the government, has damaged many parts of society. But the demand for equality when dealing with government institutions has never disappeared, and the justified pressure for change now finds a welcome response in local government.

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City council members in charge of LGBT issues have been appointed in Modi’in, Ramat Gan, Rishon Letzion, Kfar Sava and Herzliya. They join the municipalities of Tel Aviv, Givatayim and Haifa, where this role has existed for a number of years.

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