“By relocating its embassy to Jerusalem, the U.S. endorses and unlawfully legitimizes Israel’s policies and measures that seek to undermine Palestinians’ fundamental human rights.”
With the U.S. embassy officially set to open in Jerusalem on Monday after President Donald Trump recognized the city as Israel’s capital last December—a move that has been decried by much of the international community and human rights groups as a “stark violation of international law“—Israelis opposed to the embassy move gathered in Jerusalem Saturday night to denounce Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and the brutal occupation of Palestinian territory.
Saturday night. Ben Yehuda street in the center of Jerusalem. Hundreds of Israelis protesting the U.S. Embassy move and calling for an end to the occupation. pic.twitter.com/XL3eAf6l7E
— Joshua Leifer (@joshualeifer) May 12, 2018