January 21, 2017

In Tel Aviv: Women's March against new Trump administration

"Keep your tiny hands off our human rights"
In solidarity with the Women's March of dissent against the Trump presidency that was inaugurated the day before, hundreds of Americans gathered outside the U.S. Embassy in Israel where they sang, cheered, booed, and waved posters against hate and intolerance, and for social justice and equal rights for all people.

As in Washington, D.C., and in cities nationwide and around the world, participants expressed a common theme — revulsion and contempt for the man who is now president. Among protesters' local concerns and issues explained in handmade signs and speeches: "End U.S. Support of the Occupation" and "Existential Threat / סכנה קיומית" (framing a photo of Trump and Bibi).

Many women and men wore white roses in solidarity with residents of Umm Al-Hiran, a Bedouin village in Israel's southern Negev, whose homes were demolished last Wednesday for lack of building permits impossible to obtain.