Tel Aviv: A “Gay Haven” or “Pinkwashing” Distraction?

This Associated Press video (02:30) highlights Tel Aviv as one of the world’s most gay-friendly cities for locals and tourists alike, focusing on the open atmosphere, exciting night life, annual Pride Parade and the extensive support of the municipality, especially in comparison to the rest of the country and the region as a whole. However, with footage from Aeyal Gross, a professor of law at Tel Aviv University, the video also presents the criticisms of those who accuse Israel of “pinkwashing,” using its progressive record on gays to distract from alleged transgressions against Palestinians. 

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