Worthy Christian News » Israel-Palestinian Conflict » Knesset marks first-ever LGBT rights day
(Worthy News) - The Knesset held its first-ever LGBT rights day on Tuesday, where will be lectures speaking about the situation of the community in Israel are being held. This is on the heels of a report which shows that the amount of instances of harassment of the LGBT community in Israel has actually gone up.
According to the report, put out by the LGBT association, in 2015 there were 256 complaints of harassment in reported to the association, a 54 percent increase from 2014, which had 140 complaints.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made his own comment. “I asked to come to say one sentence to those in the community to mark the Pride community’s rights day," he said. "The sentence is simple: Every person was created in God’s image. This is the idea that was brought to community a thousand years ago by our people and this is also the principle that must direct our lives every day.” [ Source ]