Adjust size of text


Follow us and continue the conversation

Your saved articles

You haven't saved any articles

What are you looking for?

Lesbian officer praises IDF, denies ‘pinkwashing’

TJI Pick
Print this

Published: 9 July 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

For gay soldiers, IDF seen as ‘more progressive’ than the state – Judah Ari Gross – The Times of Israel 05.07.16
According to the Israel Defence Forces, Cpt. Sharon Ogen is the mother of a baby boy. According to the State of Israel, however, she isn’t.
Read article here

And see:

Wedding of lesbian firebrands, both 76, is a celebration of Jewish and ‘Aquarian’ traditions – Alix Wall – The Times of Israel 08.07.16
It might not have been love at first sight for Shoshana Dembitz and Abigail Grafton, but after 18 years together, the couple are enjoying their right to make their relationship official. ‘The Aquarian Minyan’s motto is about finding the rebbe in each of us, and it allows you to find your own creativity and your own spiritual voice and contribute that to the community.’ [Includes video 3:58]

IDF’s gays find friends at the top, lingering homophobia on the ground
– Mitch Ginsburg – The Times of Israel 29.07.13


No comments on this article yet. Be the first to add your thoughts.

Keep our publication free:
Support quality journalism with your donation

Since 2015, TJI has provided an independent voice on Australia, Israel and the Jewish World at zero cost to our readers.

Your contribution — big or small — is critical in helping us create a platform for diverse content, fresh voices and regular coverage on issues that matter to you.


The Jewish Independent acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of Country throughout Australia. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and strive to honour their rich history of storytelling in our work and mission.

Enter site