Renewed protests erupted outside the residence of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New York, following calls by Jewish organizations in the United States.
The demonstrations carried a dual message: opposition to judicial reforms in “Israel” and condemnation of the Israeli government’s actions and crimes against the Palestinian people.
Hundreds of Israelis, Jewish activists, and peace advocates participated in the ongoing protests since Netanyahu’s arrival in New York to take part in the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Demonstrators displayed posters and images rejecting Netanyahu’s visit and signaling his unwelcome presence.
Laser projections on the United Nations building called for skepticism regarding his statements.
Some protestors raised Palestinian flags and banners denouncing Israeli crimes, demanding accountability for the Netanyahu government’s actions against the Palestinian population.
Dozens of Jewish rabbis also protested during Netanyahu’s address to the General Assembly, expressing their opposition to his meetings with U.S. President Joe Biden and “American Jewish leaders.”
These protests highlight the growing dissent within Jewish communities both in Israel and abroad regarding the policies and leadership of Benjamin Netanyahu’s government