‘International pressure please’: Protesters demonstrate at US embassy branch in Tel Aviv

Simona Weinglass is an investigative reporter at The Times of Israel.

Men play beach volleyball as demonstrators protest against the judicial overhaul, outside the US embassy branch office in Tel Aviv, July 11, 2023. (Menahem Kahana/AFP)
Men play beach volleyball as demonstrators protest against the judicial overhaul, outside the US embassy branch office in Tel Aviv, July 11, 2023. (Menahem Kahana/AFP)

Waving US and Israeli flags, protesters rally in front of the US embassy branch office in Tel Aviv, singing, chanting and shouting raucously.

Many hold signs urging the Biden administration to ratchet up its pressure on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to halt the judicial overhaul, such as “Israel has gone off the rails,” “international pressure please” and “save us USA.” Some signs urge US President Joe Biden to withhold US aid to Israel until Netanyahu halts his judicial reforms.

Demonstrators protest against the judicial overhaul, outside the US embassy branch office in Tel Aviv, July 11, 2023. (Simona Weinglass / Times of Israel)

Noa, 48 from Tel Aviv, says the US can give Israel an ultimatum.

Another protestor named Keren says American Jews can also help.

“Their leaders can speak out, they can put pressure on the Biden administration and give money to the protestors,” she says.

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