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.
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.
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 in Jerusalem staged their demonstration halfway between the U.S. Consulate and the prime minister’s residence.
The protest in Tel Aviv, meanwhile, was held outside the U.S. Embassy.
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.