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From Lebanon to Israel, Pride and Public Diplomacy

From Lebanon to Israel, Pride and Public Diplomacy



Hebrew, English, Arabic


Elkhoury recounts his journey and the struggle for life with all the existing identities within him - Lebanese, Israeli, Christian and part of the LGBTQ+ community.
Elkhoury speaks about his activity in the public diplomacy world, specifically during difficult times combining all his identities and the struggles he faces by claims of tokenism and pink-washing.

Jonathan Elkhoury


Jonathan Elkhoury is an Israeli- Lebanese, LGBTQ+ rights activist, public diplomacy adviser and commentator on Israeli affairs and the Arab world.
He was born in Lebanon to a family affiliated with the South Lebanese Army, supported by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). In the year 2001, when he was 9 years old, he moved as a refugee to Israel with his family following his father that fled to Israel during the IDF’s withdrawal from south Lebanon in May 2000.
Elkhoury presents a window into the intricate geopolitical dynamics of the Middle East.

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