LGBT rights in Israel: ‚Pinkwashing‘ oppression of Palestinians or illuminating the Middle East?

06.05.2012                      14.Ijar. 5772                    Pesach Scheni; Tag 29 des Omer

Diplomatie:

LGBT rights in Israel: 'Pinkwashing' oppression of Palestinians or illuminating the Middle East?

Michael Oren tells U.S. crowd that while Palestinian suicide bombers blew up Israeli restaurants and buses, Israel provided shelter for LGBT Palestinians.

Tel Aviv is the best gay destination in the world. That's what a worldwide survey hosted in January by GayCities.com and American Airlines showed, and Israeli diplomats in Western countries proudly put the fact on display.
Many liberal pro-Palestinian activists saw this as "pinkwashing" the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories. The website pinkwatchingisrael.com called upon Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community members to boycott the 20th Annual Equality Forum in Philadelphia, which features Israel this year and has invited Israel's Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren to be a keynote speaker….