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‘If Not Now’ blocks traffic outside Trump DC hotel to protest embassy move

While senior White House officials were in Jerusalem today to mark the opening of the U.S. embassy, and 55 Palestinian protesters in Gaza were killed by Israeli forces, young Jews with the group If Not Now blocked traffic in Washington DC outside the Trump International Hotel for two hours by erecting an “Embassy of Freedom” to protest the administration’s move.

Rebecca Hornstein, a Rabbinical school student from Philadelphia said, “Moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem puts the U.S. stamp of approval on the ongoing evictions and dispossession of Palestinians in East Jerusalem and the ongoing violence directed at Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank– all of which are counter to Jewish values.”

“The images coming out of the region could not be starker: American and Israeli officials smiling and celebrating in Jerusalem contrasted with dead and wounded Palestinians in Gaza,” said protester Lila Weintraub, an IfNotNow member in DC, “Now is when our community needs to choose a side: will they support the Trump and Netanyahu alliance or speak out for Palestinian freedom?”

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