Nasty nasty Israel! They are so kind to gays that clearly it's just "pinkmail".
Well, gay pride paraders... try this elsewhere in the Middle East.
Where WP says:
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens generally have limited or highly restrictive rights in most parts of the Middle East, and open to hostility in others. Homosexuality is illegal in 10 of the 18 countries that make up the region; and punishable by death in six of these. The rights and freedoms of LGBT citizens are strongly influenced by the prevailing cultural traditions and religious mores of people living in the region - particularly Islam.