A vibrant oasis in the Middle East, Tel Aviv is a city that never takes a break.
Despite the troubling headlines, there are gay people in this city who are out and proud. Tel Aviv even has an LGBT Community Center. The 50,000 gay travelers who visited the city during the past year are obviously enchanted and telling friends as the number of vacationing gays is expected double in 2014.
As thousands of people in the Israeli hot spot celebrate pride weekend, scroll through for some photos of this fascinating city.