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On Tuesday, LGBTQ Nation reported that a right-wing rabbi with ties to Israel's incoming conservative government has pushed homophobic conspiracy theories about Amir Ohana, the newly appointed Speaker of the Knesset, or Israeli Parliament, and the first openly gay man to hold the position.Ohana, who previously served as Israel's Minister of Justice and Minister of Public Security, is himself a member of Likud, the...
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