Why many activists aren’t feeling the pride at this year’s Tel Aviv gay pride festival

Just ahead of Tel Aviv’s huge annual gay pride festival, a vibrant street party which runs from May 29-June 4 and attracts over 100,000 attendees, activist group Israeli Queers Against Occupation released “Pink,” an anti-pinkwashing music video set to the tune of Aerosmith’s song of the same name.

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The music video, like many other forms of activism in a growing LGBT-led movement against injustices in Palestine, aims to combat “pinkwashing”, a form of propaganda that watchdog Pinkwatching Israel describes as “Israeli efforts to transform public perception of Israel from an apartheid settler state to a harmless, liberal, gay-friendly playground.”

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