Demonstrators hold placards during a protest outside the US embassy in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv against US President Donald Trump, mirroring worldwide demonstrations to mark his first full day in office January 21, 2017
Demonstrators hold placards during a protest outside the US embassy in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv against US President Donald Trump, mirroring worldwide demonstrations to mark his first full day in office January 21, 2017 © JACK GUEZ - AFP
Demonstrators hold placards during a protest outside the US embassy in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv against US President Donald Trump, mirroring worldwide demonstrations to mark his first full day in office January 21, 2017
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Last updated: January 23, 2017

Hundreds of Israelis protest against Trump in Tel Aviv

Banner Icon Hundreds of Israelis, most of them women, protested outside the US embassy in Tel Aviv Saturday against President Donald Trump, mirroring worldwide demonstrations to mark his first full day in office.

The protesters waved placards reading "Hate is not great" and "Women's rights are human rights", according to an AFP journalist.

The "woman's march" demonstration was one of more than 600 being held worldwide, a day after Trump's inauguration Friday, to condemn his allegedly sexist stances following a series of disparaging comments he made during his presidential campaign.

Hundreds of thousands packed the streets of Washington while other demonstrations took place in cities such London, Paris and Sydney against Trump's presidency.

In a break with previous administrations, Trump has pledged to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital and relocate the US embassy there from Tel Aviv.

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has warned that such a move would deal a huge blow to hopes for Middle East peace and the UN and EU have voiced deep concern over the proposal.

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