MORE ON GAY MARRIAGE IN ISRAEL: “The decision does not mean that Israeli gays and lesbians can enter into homosexual marriages in Israel itself. The Israeli state does not have any system of civil marriage, and – to my knowledge – none of the state-certified religious authorities (Jewish, Muslim, and Christian) endorse gay marriage. . . . However, under the new decision, Israeli citizens can enter into gay marriages in foreign jurisdictions that allow them (such as Canada, Massachusetts, and some European countries), and have them recognized by the Israeli state.”