Our magical Shira was murdered because she...came to express her support for her friends' rights to live as they choose.
I pay all my taxes...but when I need to get my rights, I don’t get them. It feels really really bad when I’m not equal to all other citizens in Israel.
We will not survive...unless more and more Orthodox and Ultra-Orthodox Jews take more moderate and inclusive and pluralistic positions.
Oriented is a forthcoming documentary that depicts the lives of three gay Palestinian men, who are friends and live in Tel Aviv. Khader, Naeem, and Fadi all grew up in traditional Muslim families and banded together to create a group called Qambuta, which advocates for "gender and national equality." The men's stories are captured onscreen by director Jake Witzenfeld. For his part, Witzenfeld told Refinery29 that he wanted to subvert the trope of the "Jewish white man who saves the Palestinian person," which characterizes some Israeli LGBTQ films. "It’s a shame that the gay Palestinian is always instrumental in the Israeli Jewish story, rather than inherently valuable in a story to be told by itself," Witzenfeld says.
I moved to Tel Aviv to start a revolution...to change my society and change my community.