pinkwashing apartheid

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  • 8/7/2019 Pinkwashing Apartheid



    Is it dangerous to visit Israel?

    Not at all! Israel is now one of the worldsmost progressive countries in terms of

    equality for the GLBTQ community. We enjoy

    growing visibility and acceptance. True, the

    small Jewish state is surrounded by hostile

    Arabs, and even inhabited by some, but we

    made sure you will not encounter them. They

    are imprisoned in their cities and villages bymeans of state-of-the-art security systems,

    such the Separation Wall and numerous

    military checkpoints.Furthermore, thousands

    of sexy, armed soldiers patrol the streets of

    Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, so that you could feel

    safe, as well as aroused, at all times.

    Fun facts and answers to frequently asked questions dispelling common

    stereotypes about Israel. *

  • 8/7/2019 Pinkwashing Apartheid


    What are the main tourists attractions?

    How to best enjoy Tel Aviv and its LGBT vibrant night life?

    Tel Aviv is designed to offer everyone the ultimate

    holiday experience. The key for this welcoming

    atmosphere is the people. To ensure friendly and

    easy going communication with the locals, avoid all

    references to local politics, social-economic and cultural

    topics. Earn their respect by exchanging experiences of

    military service and discussing the increasing Muslim

    threat across Europe. Attention! Avoid hazardous

    misunderstandings with the security personnel and

    patrons of night life, dining and shopping spots. Show

    cultural sensibility by cultivating a credible white,

    afluent and gender normative Identity. Under no

    circumstances allow yourself to be, or be mistaken for

    an Arab! Explain that LGBTQ Arabs DO NOT EXIST, and

    therefore this must be an ill informed error. Failing to

    do so may provoke a violent reaction.

    *Disclaimer: This information only applies to white middle class male tourists. Israel is a modern western

    country. As such, people of color, women, poor income, and people of counter- normative gender identities

    may encounter verbal and physical abuse, and sexual harassment. If lucky enough to enter the gates of

    Israel at the air-port, they still might be denied access to public and commercial spaces and services.

    Israel: the cutting edge of high-tech development:

    The main export of Israel is military technologies

    and homeland security. Come and experience

    Hands-on advanced civilians control and

    surveillance by visiting shopping centers in theheart of Tel Aviv or see the gated settlements in

    romantic Jaffa. Cruise down the spectacular Jewish-

    only roads, take a walking tour around selected

    sections of the Separation Wall (Bigger and

    Better then Berlins and STILL STANDING!), or the

    imposing sealed borders of Gaza. Have a leisurely

    picnic by one of the numerous checkpoints, or at the

    demolished Bedouin villages in the majestic Negevdesert. Directly upon arrival at the airport you

    could admire the newly constructed and brightly

    decorated incarceration center for children!

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