Some 5,000 people marched today (Friday) in Tel Aviv to mark the international Human Rights Day. Many carried signs referring to the rise of racism and xenophobia in the Israeli society. For the first time, hundreds of African asylum seekers joined the protest.
Here are some of signs and sights from the march:
There was also a counter-protest by a few dozens of members from the rightwing group Im Tirzu:
Im Tirzu’s name (אם תרצו, “If you wish”, or “If you want” in Hebrew) comes from a famous line by the founder of Zionism, Theodor Hertzel: “If you want it – It’s no legend.” Some leftwing protesters refereed to this same phrase with their signs:
Finally, a view from above: