An expression often said in Australia is, like chalk and cheese.
Within Israel are the towns of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv and the cities could not be more different. They are like chalk and cheese. Jerusalem is quite religious, whereas Tel Aviv is a more free and easy place. You won't be surprised then to know that big business and foreign embassies are all located in Tel Aviv. Being a coastal city helps too.
Tel Aviv won the best gay city of the world competition in 2012. It may be because it spent a million plus sheckles promoting itself as such, to the point of sending gay Israeli dancing bois to bars around the world.
NB This is not a gay Israeli dancing boi but if he is interesting private dancing bookings with me......
But then I heard a term new to me, pinkwash. Tel Aviv is a great place for gays, but if you are a gay Moslem, then maybe not so much.
Tel Aviv may well have sold its embracing of gays around the world with its pinkwash, but still the intractable conflict between Israel and Palestine remains.