Israel: Thousands rally against Netanyahu ahead of tight election contest

Israel: Thousands rally against Netanyahu ahead of tight election contest

The Guardian

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Marchers gather outside the prime minister’s official residence in the largest protest in months

Thousands of Israelis have demonstrated outside the official residence of prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, calling for his ouster ahead of this week’s parliamentary elections.

The weekly protests against Netanyahu have taken place for nine months. But they have lost strength in recent months in part due to cold winter weather and after early elections were declared in December. Saturday’s night’s rally in central Jerusalem was the largest in months.

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