Demoted for being gay
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The sacked colonel who changed gay rights in Israel

Uzi Even was a colonel in the Israeli army reserves and a top nuclear scientist.

But in 1982 the military dismissed him from his post after discovering that he was gay.

Ten years later, Uzi Even went public, launching a campaign to force a change in the law.

He tells Witness about his battle for LGBT rights.

Witness: The stories of our times told by the people who were there.

  • 13 Jun 2018
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