Is that justified? Israel is often accused of pinkwashing. What are the charges? Too much directed towards gay men. I am not getting into the first charge.
With glitz and glamor, Tel Aviv celebrates Mideast’s largest Pride parade
Dispatch | Gay Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv is one of the greatest cities and a top destination to visit in the Middle East and the world. The main highlight is the Tel Aviv Beaches- a 14 kilometers Mediterranean Sea coastline that offers an incredible combination of fine white sands and shimmering crystal-clear blue waters, all bathed in the golden sun. The city that never sleeps offers you an endless stream of experiences, possibilities and unique people to meet, created by a proud culture and community that blossomed against all odds. When you newly visit a country, the country's culture and background can be confusing to you. Even if this is your first time around the country or not, it can be quite difficult to simply fit right in and enjoy your vacation. Israel is a huge state and getting used to the landscape, and people could come across as stressful.
Gay Tel Aviv for Beginners
Israel is without a doubt the best country in the Middle East for gay and lesbian individuals to live. In addition to the fact that gay people can serve openly in the Israeli military, Israeli governments have been promoting social equality for LGBT people for more than a decade. One reason gay nightlife in Tel Aviv is so exciting is that the Tel Aviv gay scene revolves around weekly parties, rather than specific bars or clubs like most cities around the world.
The key event, taking place on the Friday, is the Pride Parade itself which attracts over , attendees. Gay rights in Israel have progressed drastically since the years following the British Mandate over Palestine, when homosexuality was outlawed. Yosef Burg, described the phrase of "homosexual Jews" as an oxymoron given the biblical rejection of queer behavior.