Compare LGBT Rights in Israel & Palestine

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Public Opinion
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
47% Yes
45% No
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of Homosexuality (Arab countries)
(BBC News Arabic / Arab Barometer, 2018-2019)
Region not surveyed
5% Yes
95% No / Unsure / Did Not Answer
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
40% Yes
47% No
4% Yes
93% No
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
38% Good place
49% Not a good place
6% Good place
80% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1988
Male illegal, female legal
Since 1951
Same-sex marriageVaries by Region
Since 2006
Unrecognized
Since 1994
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Since 2019
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not required
Since 2015
Ambiguous
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownUnknown
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 1992
No protections
Since 1992
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 1992
No protections
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1992
No protections
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2008
Single only
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1992
Ambiguous
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Since 2018
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2020
Not banned
Since 2014
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1948
Varies by Region
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