Queer and transgender activists protested an event featuring an Israeli soldier in Seattle on 5 April.
The event was supported by the LGBTQ Commission, a body that advises city leaders on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues.
Two commissioners resigned in protest just days earlier, criticizing the groupís participation as an act of pinkwashing.
Pinkwashing is a public relations strategy that deploys Israelís supposed enlightenment toward LGBTQ issues to deflect criticism from its human rights abuses and war crimes and as a means to build up support for Israel among Western liberals and progressives.
Lt. Shachar Erez, who has been in the Israeli army for five years, is its first transgender officer, according to The Jewish Daily Forward.