Anti-Netanyahu Protests Swell in Israel

Israelis protest against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his government’s response to the financial fallout of the coronavirus crisis outside Netanyahu’s residence in Jerusalem, July 21, 2020. (Ronen Zvulun/Reuters)
And they include people across the political spectrum.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE O nce touting itself as a model for tackling the coronavirus, Israel is now experiencing a massive surge in new infections and widespread disappointment over the government’s handling of the ensuing economic collapse. At least 10,000 protesters on Saturday night packed into Paris Square in Jerusalem, next to the residence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, while an unclear number of protesters arrived at major highway intersections to protest the government’s economic response to the pandemic. Unfortunately for Netanyahu and his allies, as much as they would like to paint these protests as entirely the product of the radical Left, they indicate

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Zachary Evans is a news writer for National Review Online. He is a veteran of the Israeli Defense Forces and a trained violist.

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