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Huge student protest over education minister’s homophobic interview

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Published: 17 January 2020

Last updated: 4 March 2024

3,000 people rally in Tel Aviv's Rabin Square after Rafi Peretz says ‘thank god’ my children aren’t gay and argues that identifying as LGBTQ is not ‘natural’ or ‘healthy’

Israeli minister's homophobic comments spark huge protest (Middle-East Eye)
Rafi Peretz stirs up nationwide anger for 'natural family' statement, with 3,000 people taking to Tel Aviv's Rabin Square

Israeli education minster Rafi Peretz slammed for ‘homophobic’ interview (Jewish Chronicle)
The Jewish Home leader’s remarks were met with unease even within his own party

Israel’s education minister: ‘thank god’ my children aren’t gay (Huffington Post)
Rafael Peretz, who previously defended “conversion” therapy, argued that identifying as LGBTQ was not “natural” or “healthy.”

Photo: Protesters in Tel Aviv hold a banner reading "Minister of Darkness", in response to education minister Rafi Peretz's remarks on gay conversion therapy, on July 14, 2019 (AFP)

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