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PHOTOS: Americans, Israelis protest Trump refugee ban in J'lm and Tel Aviv

Dozens of Americans, Israelis and dual nationals protested Trump’s refugee and Muslim travel ban in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, drawing on their own families’ history of persecution.

Protesters near the prime minister's residence, demonstrating against Trump’s recent refugee and Muslim ban, Jerusalem, January 29, 2017. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Protesters near the prime minister’s residence, demonstrating against Trump’s recent refugee and Muslim ban, Jerusalem, January 29, 2017. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Dozens of Americans, Israelis and dual American-Israeli citizens protested on Sunday against U.S. President Donald Trump’s ban on asylum seekers and citizens of seven predominantly-Muslim countries from entering the United States.

Protesters near the prime minister's residence, demonstrating against Trump’s recent refugee and Muslim ban, Jerusalem, January 29, 2017. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Protesters near the prime minister’s residence, demonstrating against Trump’s recent refugee and Muslim ban, Jerusalem, January 29, 2017. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

As confusion continued to reign over the scope of Trump’s Executive Order, with various federal rulings that stayed parts of the ban not being fully implemented, demonstrators hit the streets in Israel’s two biggest cities with signs reading, “Never Again,” “United States of Immigrants” and “Trump is the terrorist.”

Protesters near the prime minister's residence, demonstrating against Trump’s recent refugee and Muslim ban, Jerusalem, January 29, 2017. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Protesters near the prime minister’s residence, demonstrating against Trump’s recent refugee and Muslim ban, Jerusalem, January 29, 2017. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Protesters in Jerusalem staged their demonstration halfway between the U.S. Consulate and the prime minister’s residence.

Israelis protest outside the US Embassy in Tel Aviv against Trump’s Muslim and refugee ban, January 29, 2017. (Tomer Neuberg/FLASH90)

Israelis protest outside the US Embassy in Tel Aviv against Trump’s Muslim and refugee ban, January 29, 2017. (Tomer Neuberg/FLASH90)

The protest in Tel Aviv, meanwhile, was held outside the U.S. Embassy.

Israelis protest outside the US Embassy in Tel Aviv against Trump’s Muslim and refugee ban, January 29, 2017. (Tomer Neuberg/FLASH90)

Israelis protest outside the US Embassy in Tel Aviv against Trump’s Muslim and refugee ban, January 29, 2017. (Tomer Neuberg/FLASH90)

On Saturday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu aroused ire at home and abroad by tweeting his appreciation of Trump’s planned U.S.-Mexico border wall, citing the “success” of the wall built between Israel and Egypt, at the edge of the Sinai Desert. He has so far remained silent on the Trump’s Muslim ban, despite criticizing the idea when Trump first floated it during the presidential campaign a year ago.

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Israelis protest outside the US Embassy in Tel Aviv against Trump’s Muslim and refugee ban, January 29, 2017. (Tomer Neuberg/FLASH90)

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    1. carmen

      “Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence.”

      ― Ovid

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    2. i_like_ike52

      A very good example of Leftist hyper=politicized hypocrisy.
      Obama was President until recently. Did he open the gates of the US to hundreds of thousands of Arab refugees? NO!
      Did you know that Obama put a similar ban on refugees from Syria some years ago?
      Why don’t these protesters protest the wealthy Muslim Gulf States who will not let in any of their Muslm “brothers whom they love” but would rather see them rot where they are or go to the West?
      Why didn’t these people protest the Assad-HIZBULLAH-Iranian-Russian killing machine that created this refugee crisis in the first place. These same protesters were praising Obama for his “no boots on the ground” and “let’s not get involved” policies.
      Sickening hypocrisy.

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      • Theodor Bughici

        “Assad-HIZBULLAH-Iranian-Russian killing machine”? Assad is the legitimate president of Syria. The US backed Jabath El usra is the terrorist that destabilized the country.

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        • i_like_ike52

          I guess you are right…after all Bashar did receive 99% of the vote….very popular, just like Ceaucescu. And all the peaceful protesters who were gunned down by his police and the people tortured by his Mukhbarat “had it coming”.

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      • carmen

        Another fine whine, vintage Whataboutery 2017. I’m proud to witness acts of kindness and care for all of humanity but especially from a place where there a shameful lack of compassion by a loud, violent majority who liken any consideration towards ‘the other’ to treason or being a ‘leftist’. Be careful Ike, you’re making leftist sound complimentary.

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        • Itshak Gordin Halevy

          Lack of compassion in Israel? Please stop writing stupid things. Mohamed Shinawi, an Arab who killed one person in Haifa at the beginning of January was motivated by the hatred of the Jews and of the “infidels”. The Israelis are remarkable to bear the bad behavior of minorities without reacting..

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      • Ben

        “a similar ban on refugees”

        You are an amazing BS artist.

        Sorry, Mr. President: The Obama Administration Did Nothing Similar to Your Immigration Ban
        http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/01/30/sorry-mr-president-the-obama-administration-did-nothing-similar-to-your-immigration-ban/

        But what comes through to me is that many on the Israeli Right, “our staunch ally,” couldn’t care one bit about the United States and its Constitution or its people as long as they get the US to do the Israeli Right Wing’s bidding. They want an international religious war, they want chaos, they want the world consumed by needless wars, they want the United States distracted and weakened by nonsense and lashing out and they want the terrorist threat against it exacerbated by Trump’s idiocies, all the better to distract from your annexation project. This is the ethic or gangsters. “What can we get away with while no one is paying attention? What can we get away with while weaker people are left undefended?”

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    3. i_like_ike52

      How come only after Trump becomes President we see all the “progressives” out protesting, but when Saint Obama was President they were all praising him for “not getting involved”? Didn’t see you are your friends protesting the slaughter in Syria. Nothing. Nada.

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      • carmen

        And yet another offering of whine – thanks, I’ve had enough.

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      • Oriol

        You have a point there, I_Like_Like. Obama was nothing like a saint, at least from a true Leftist point of view -and actually European Leftists do not care so much about him-. But you should also admit that Trump is taking xenophobia, and its normalization in public discourse, to levels unheard of in recent history.

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    4. Itshak Gordin Halevy

      We cannot blame President Trump to protect his country of the terrorism. According to the polls a majority of Americans support him…

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      • carmen

        Itshak, who is ‘we’ anyway? Please don’t post lies. He doesn’t have a majority unless on your planet almost 50% represents a majority and you’re glued to his own news channel, Fox News. Soon you can enjoy his very own radio show, what used to be called the voice of america and you’ll get all the right wing, racist, xenophobic news you can handle, and I’m guessing that’s quite a lot.

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        • Itshak Gordin Halevy

          I confirm: according to the polls a majority of Americans support President Trump for his refugee ban.

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          • carmen

            Why are you bragging about xenophobia, racism, hatred and fear itshak? Though they represent the core values of zionism, they aren’t the values of the jewish, muslim and christian faiths, but let’s stick with judaism:

            Leviticus 19.17
            “You shall love your neighbour as yourself.” Note: There isn’t fine print that says ‘unless they don’t love you’ or ‘they must love you first’ – got it?

            Psalms 37:11
            “The meek shall inherit the earth and delight in the abundance of peace”. Note: I imagine this is not popular among the colonialists in maale adumim.

            Exodus 23; 4-13
            “Do not join your hand with the wicked to be a malicious witness. Do not follow a crowd to do evil; neither shall you testify in court to side with a multitude to pervert justice; neither shall you favour a poor man in his cause if it is not just.” Note: This is a warning – understand?

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          • carmen

            Breaking (your bubble) news:

            US President Donald Trump received the lowest approval rating — and highest disapproval rating — for a new president in recent history, according to a survey released Friday. The poll, from CNN, showed that a 53% majority said they disapprove of the way Trump is handling his job two weeks into office.11 hours ago

            Trump approval rating at historic low for new president – Business Insider
            http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-approval-rating-poll-president-low-2017-2

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      • carmen

        Isn’t it sad that tRUMP’s support has gone from an embarrassing and historic low of 43% at inauguration to 50% now because of his racist, unconstitutional muslim ban, which is exactly what he called it on his first ‘tweet’ about it. He’s a dangerous man with no governance of his mouth and puts american lives in harm’s way with his infantile fingers on the trigger 24/7. What kind of president mocks a senator’s tears and calls them fake? What kind of president demands people believe what he tweets, what sean spicer spits out, what fox news supports, instead of believing what they see with their own eyes?

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      • Ray

        A majority of Americans have ground beef for brains. Almost all of our terror attacks have been carried out by citizens who were born and bred in America. Not refugees.

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        • carmen

          “Almost all of our terror attacks have been carried out by citizens who were born and bred in America. Not refugees.” Amen to that.

          Most Terrorists In The U.S. Since 9/11 Have Been American Citizens …
          http://www.forbes.com/…/most-terrorists-in-the-u-s-since-911-have-been-american-citizens-...
          “No fatal attacks were committed by terrorists from the countries restricted by Trump’s travel ban.”

          “U.S. Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham issued a statement saying they believe the order “may do more to help terrorist recruitment than improve our security” due to the signal it sends to the Muslim world. It also emerged last week that Iraqi Air Force fighter pilots will no longer be admitted to Arizona in order to undergo flight training to combat Islamic State. A study from the Cato Institute sums up another reason why the fear-mongering of foreigners is arguably misplaced: Americans are 253 times more likely to die in an ordinary homicide than a terrorist attack carried out by a foreigner in the U.S.”

          I guess the expression that you attract more flies with honey than vinegar is lost on many, starting in the tRUMP cave.

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    5. Mark

      “Israelis protest outside the US Embassy in Tel Aviv”

      I wonder what the protest would have been like if the embassy had been in Jerusalem already.

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