Internet reacts with fury at contrasting photos of Ivanka Trump and Palestinian protests

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Chaotic clashes along the Gaza border contrasted with Ivanka Trump and other American and Israeli officials celebrating Donald Trump’s formal relocation of the US Embassy to Jerusalem. (New York Times / Reuters)
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Chaotic clashes along the Gaza border contrasted with Ivanka Trump and other American and Israeli officials celebrating Donald Trump’s formal relocation of the US Embassy to Jerusalem. (New York Times / Reuters)
Updated 16 May 2018
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Internet reacts with fury at contrasting photos of Ivanka Trump and Palestinian protests

  • The US officially relocated its Embassy to Jerusalem on Monday. Roughly 50 miles away from the opening ceremony in Jerusalem, the move was met with clashes and protests along the Israeli-Gaza border.
  • Attending the opening ceremony was Ivanka Trump, daughter of the US president, and her husband Jared Kushner, both of whom are senior advisers in the White House.

CAIRO: Picture collages showing the US embassy opening in Jerusalem juxtaposed against protests at the Gaza border were widely circulated among social media users.

One viral image showing the striking difference between the two situations has appeared on The New York Times, headlined “contrasting images.”

It showed the chaotic clashes along the Gaza border contrasted with Ivanka Trump and other American officials celebrating President Donald Trump’s formal relocation of the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Another viral image was the cover photo of The New York Daily News of Ivanka, sporting a TV presenter’s smile, and pointing to a picture-insert of the violent clashes on the Gaza border.

The headline read, “Daddy’s Little Ghoul.”

Several users reacted with anger at the pictures. Some were critical of Ivanka’s smiles, while others were upset by her presence in the first place.

Some commentators said they were disappointed by the US move, which formally upended decades of American foreign policy.

The US officially relocated its Embassy to Jerusalem on Monday. Roughly 50 miles away from the opening ceremony in Jerusalem, the move was met with clashes and protests along the Israeli-Gaza border.

A hail of bullets killed at least 58 Palestinians along the border fence between Israel and Gaza, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

Attending the opening ceremony was Ivanka Trump, daughter of the US president, and her husband Jared Kushner, both of whom are senior advisers in the White House. Both were sat next to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the opening ceremony.

“On behalf of the 45th President of the United States of America, we welcome you officially and for the first time to the embassy of the United States here in Jerusalem, the capital of Israel,” Trump told the crowd of diplomats and dignitaries.


Arab world erupts in anger

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Arab world erupts in anger

DUBAI: As Egypt’s Mohammad Salah contemplates watching the World Cup from the sidelines, the social media world has erupted with outrage and support for the footballing superstar who suffered a dislocated shoulder in a tackle that left armchair pundits around the world asking why the referee did not call a foul.

Salah suffered the agonizing injury during the Champions League final on Saturday, when Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos took down the Liverpool attacker in the 31st minute of the match.

Despite his best efforts to play on, Salah accepted defeat and walked off the pitch, clearly in a lot of pain, crying – while Ramos watched on — Liverpool went on to lose the cup final in a humiliating 3-1 defeat.

Now experts are questioning whether Salah will be able to play in the World Cup, which is just weeks away – sparking tsunami of reaction on social media as fans expressed their anger at Spaniard, Ramos, for what many say was excessive aggression and the referee for not calling a foul.

“Sergio Ramos, deliberately looks to hurt Mo Salah shoulder, you don’t put somebody into a arm lock like that by accident, disgusting,” GeorgeBakhos1 tweeted.






One user even wrote a letter addressed to Ramos on how he “injured not Mo Salah but the hearts of football fans around the world.”



"My blood is burning, Ramos you son of a dog," tweeted IbrahimFayek.


"Your tears are precious to us, God willing it isn't a serious injury and you will raise the trophy. Ramos you son of a dog, I hope you get paralyzed," an angry user tweeted.





Salah’s injury even enlightened Muslims around the world, pushing them to head to the mosque and pray for the Egyptian.


Pictures of the incident went viral, with memes of Ramos flooding twitter and Instagram homepages.








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