Israelis protest against Netanyahu. Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Listen to the Voice of Protest in Jerusalem

Why are so many people taking to the streets against Netanyahu? We asked several protestors in Jerusalem


Protests against Israel’s unity coalition government are gaining traction and again erupted around the country last night. This time more than 15,000 demonstrators blocked the entrance to Prime Minister Netanyahu’s official residence in Jerusalem. The protests reflect long-held sentiments regarding Netanyahu, corruption and the general behavior of the government.

“There was a tipping point and the climax of public feelings regarding corruption in the government, as well as a general feeling of governmental disregard for public concern,” according to Jason Silverman, Israel’s Today’s correspondent. “Corona is a tipping point because many lost their jobs and now haven’t much else to lose. People are more desperate and therefore more willing to take action. Without Corona, I don’t think that the protests would be this large,” he said. Yonatan Sindel/Flash90 (image) Listen to the people protesting