Netanyahu’s coalition agreements with factions from the far right extremists stipulate that the anti-discrimination law is to be amended to allow business and institution to deny service to lgbtq+ customers
Netanyahu's new coalition formed six weeks ago consists of factions from the extreme right in Israel: 'Jewish Power' and 'Noam'- two openly and explicitly anti lgbtq+ parties. Under the coalition agreements the government is putting forward a bill that will allow businesses to deny services on "religious grounds" a euphemism which is intended to deny medical and other services required by lgbtq+ customers. Law makers from said parties went on air and described how a physician could withhold medical care, and how a hotel manager could refuse lgbtq+ families based on the new amendments.
No less important, bills are being put forward as we speak to override the Supreme Court's ability to exercise its power as the ultimate interpreter of the law. This will enable a complete overhaul to our unwritten constitution and would put minorities' rights in Israel and the occupied territories at great peril.
Israel is marching on the same path as Poland and Hungary towards becoming an autocratic regime. As always, lgbtq+ citizens and residents as well as other minorities are first to bear the full brunt of autocracy.