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Gay Candidate Blazes New Trail in Israel Mayoral Race

As a candidate to become the Middle East's first openly gay mayor, Nitzan Horowitz is hoping his bid to run Israel's famously liberal city of Tel Aviv will help homosexuals across a region where they are widely frowned upon.   The left-wing legislator is not predicted to defeat the incumbent, the well-established ex-fighter pilot Ron Huldai, in an October 22 municipal vote.   But the 48-year-old remains upbeat, pointing to an opinion poll his dovish Meretz party commissioned ...

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