Five hours before the official deadline for the departure of Benjamin Netanyahu and his family from the Prime Minister’s Residence on Balfour Street, the final episode in the “Balfour” national reality show refused to come to an end. The huddle of protesters, which dwindled as night fell, exchanged recent photos among themselves of moving vans and other vehicles leaving the residence, trying to figure out whether the Netanyahus had finally vacated the premises or whether maybe someone was still hiding inside, or about to return for a final visit…
Die israelische Zeitung „Haaretz“ schrieb, Bennett wolle dem 71-jährigen Netanyahu und dessen Familie eine „Anpassungsphase“ ermöglichen. Sie hatten zwölf Jahre lang in dem Gebäude gewohnt, das auch für offizielle Empfänge dient. Nach seiner Niederlage bei der Wahl im Jahre 1999 habe Netanyahu sechs Wochen gebraucht, um den Amtssitz zu räumen. Sein Nachfolger Ehud Olmert habe ihn dagegen vier Tage nach seiner Amtsniederlegung verlassen.
The material was kept in safes in the so-called ‘aquarium,’ where prime ministers and their most senior aides sit. It’s unclear which, or how many, documents were destroyed at Netanyahu’s orders
Dozens of private diplomatic conversations with world leaders, agreements and understandings that go unmentioned in meeting minutes, the Iranian nuclear issues or strategic ties with the American government about which private conversations were held with Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump: All of these remain in Netanyahu’s notebooks and his memory, as if they were his private possession. The heads of the intelligence community who briefed Bennett know only some of these issues – what they were told.
In der Küstenstadt Tel Aviv feierten mit Beginn der Vereidigung viele Menschen ausgelassen. Auf dem Rabin-Platz brach Jubel aus. Hier hatten sich jene Israelis versammelt, die seit einem Jahr für ein Ende der Ära von Premierminister Netanyahu demonstrieren. Sie schwenkten Israel-Flaggen, hupende Autos fuhren durch die Straßen.
Israel, unlike many countries, lacks a detailed protocol for the transfer of power, but the Basic Law on the Government explicitly states that “the government shall be established once the Knesset has expressed confidence in it, and the ministers shall thereupon assume office.”
Protests continue for 39th week in a row as March 23 vote nears
Over 20,000 people are gathered at Paris Square, near the prime minister’s official residence, for the central protest. It is the largest anti-Netanyahu protest since the weekly demonstrations began last July. The event’s organizers say that there are about 50,000 people at the site.
Earlier, thousands of demonstrators marched to the square from the Knesset building with police approval, chanting „Come on Bibi, go“ and „The main thing is not to fear at all,“ and carrying large Israeli flags.
Anti-Netanyahu protesters rallied across Israel on Saturday evening, February 13, for the 34th consecutive week of mass demonstrations against far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over his indictment on graft charges and his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Four people were arrested in the Jerusalem protests on Saturday night, one of them for allegedly “assaulting a police officer,” Zo Haderech reported.
The main demonstrations were held outside the Prime Minister’s Residence in Jerusalem. Protesters and organizers, among them Hadash and Communist Party of Israel activists from around the country, called for an end to Netanyahu’s reign.
Saturday’s protest marks the 27th week of the anti-Netanyahu protests. Hundreds also marched from Jerusalem’s String Bridge to the Balfour residence.
Protests also took place on bridges and junctions across the country, as well as at Netanyahu’s private residence in Caesarea, and in Tel Aviv.
Protesters against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are demonstrating in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and at traffic junctions, bridges and intersections nationwide for the 25th week in a row on Saturday, marking six months since the protest movement began.
Protests are slated to be held in front of the prime minister’s Jerusalem and Caesarea residences, as well as in front of Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz’s home in Rosh Ha’ayin
Some 30 protesters against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were arrested on Saturday as thousands gathered in Jerusalem and at traffic junctions nationwide for the 24th week in a row.
Thousands of protesters demonstrated on Saturday evening against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at intersections, bridges and squares across Israel, as weekly demonstrations continued for the 23rd week in a row.
Police say they arrested 18 with protesters claiming 23 have been detained as they demand Netanyahu be investigated for the so-called ’submarine affair‘
At about 10:00 P.M., thousands of Jerusalem protesters started another march from the vicinity of the prime minister’s residence. Police tried to stop the march in the Mamila area, but demonstrators broke into a run and bypassed the roadblocks.
Meanwhile, about 1,000 people are taking part in a protest by the Movement for Quality Government at Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square for the second week in a row, under the banner of „Corruption is leaping – the state is sinking,“ a play on the Hebrew word for submarine.
Long lines of cars drove along the main highway to Jerusalem in a protest convoy and groups gathered on bridges and junctions in other cities, also demonstrating about corruption charges against Netanyahu – charges he denies.
The motorcades were organized in light of the government’s attempts to curtail citizens‘ right to demonstrate during the country’s second nationwide lockdown. Despite gaining government approval, restrictions that would only allow Israelis to protest within a 1,000 meter distance from their home failed to make it through the Knesset.
The Knesset, mired in political deadlock, failed to pass legislation that would limit the right to protest under the coronavirus restrictions that took effect at 2 P.M. Friday.
A new amendment to the coronavirus law is meant to enable the cabinet to prevent demonstrations outside the prime minister’s residence in Jerusalem. This is a dangerous amendment that undermines Israel’s democratic character. Virtually its only purpose is to give the cabinet the power to prevent people from protesting in the places where they have been doing so until recently.
Several thousand protesters showed up on Sunday for a weekly anti-Netanyahu demonstration near the prime minister’s official residence in Jerusalem, which in its 13th week drew a smaller crowd than usual, as Israel in under a nationwide coronavirus lockdown.
Thousands have been gathering near the prime minister’s residence in Jerusalem every week, slamming the government for mismanagement of the COVID-19 crisis and Netanyahu for preoccupation with his ongoing trial in three criminal cases.
Demonstrations are also taking place near Netanyahu’s private residence in Caesarea and at major intersections and bridges across the country.
6pm at bridges & junctions around the country
8pm at Prime Minister’s Residence in Jerusalem
Netanyahu is pursuing two tracks simultaneously. The first is that of the attorney general. It involves ceaselessly attacking Avichai Mendelblit to get him to break and resign, thereby enabling Netanyahu to appoint an attorney general after his own heart who will cancel his trial due to “lack of public interest.”
The second track is the general lockdown he intends to impose later this month to stop the demonstrations outside his official residence on Jerusalem’s Balfour Street.
Die Polizei nahm 13 Menschen fest. Zwei Polizisten wurden offiziellen Angaben zufolge verletzt, als Demonstranten eine Absperrung durchbrachen. Netanyahu bezeichnet die Protestierenden als Linke und Anarchisten. Seit Monaten gehen sie gegen den wegen Korruption angeklagten Ministerpräsidenten auf die Straße.
בצעדה לתוך אדנית ברחוב.
צילום: איתי רון
Thousands of Israelis gathered on Saturday evening outside the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s official residence in Jerusalem and at other locations around the country for the 11th consecutive week, calling on the prime minister to resign in light of his ongoing corruption trial
The activists said they had arrived at Paris Square near Netanyahu’s official residence on Balfour Street with two trucks, intending to remove the barriers and return them to the company from which they were rented.
The activists dismantled 35 barriers and loaded them onto one truck before they were arrested.
Rund drei Monate nach ihrem Beginn weiten sich die Proteste gegen Israels rechtskonservativen Regierungschef Benjamin Netanyahu von Woche zu Woche aus. Die größte Demonstration fand gestern Abend vor Netanyahus Amtssitz in Jerusalem statt.
About 20,000 protesters are gathered outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s official residence in Jerusalem Saturday evening for the tenth week in a row, calling for his resignation, as tensions with police run high following documented incidents of police violence at last week’s protest.
Parallel protests were held outside Netanyahu’s private residence in Caesarea and at over 300 bridges and major intersections nationwide.
Thousands of Israelis protested outside the prime minister’s official residence Saturday as summer-long demonstrations against Benjamin Netanyahu maintained their momentum.
Earlier in the evening, about 1,000 protesters marched from the Chords Bridge near the entrance to the city toward Balfour Street, where the residence is located, despite not receiving a permit for the march from the police.
Meanwhile, demonstrators from the „Black Flag“ movement, who call to defend Israel’s democracy from what they perceive as Netanyahu’s government attacks against it, have already gathered at some 300 intersections, junctions and bridges across Israel.
Another thousand protested near the prime minister’s private home in Caesarea.
The force added that it suggested a number of alternative paths, but the organizers rejected all of those.
„You cannot stop the protests,“ the organizers retorted. „It is your role to protect us, it is ours to protect a country that is collapsing,“ they added.
Some 850,000 Israelis are currently unemployed, representing 20 percent of the country’s workforce
Thousands of Israelis rallied again on Saturday evening in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv amid a massive anti-government movement calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
10,000 protesters gathered on Saturday outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s official residence, and thousands more across the country in demonstrations against the government for the fourth week in a row.
Anti-government protests set to take place in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv Thursday evening will go ahead as scheduled hours after police asked Israel Supreme Court not to block the demonstrations.
Coalition whip Miki Zohar, who spoke before Netanyahu, warned that „the right to protest cannot be allowed to become the right to contract the coronavirus.“ He called the left-wing „dangerous“ and attacked the Likud’s senior coalition partner – Benny Gantz’s Kahol Lavan party – for „urgently“ defending the right to protest.
Meanwhile, dozens of the far-right extremist group La Familia, composed of fans of the Beitar Jerusalem soccer team, gathered at Jerusalem’s Hatachana outdoor mall complex.
This came after the group said it would hold a counter-protest to support the premier and to show the „leftist wimps“ that the „rules of the game have changed.“
At exactly 12:30 A.M. the order was given for the police to move into action. It was issued by the commander of Jerusalem’s Moriah district police department, which is responsible for an area of the city that includes the site of the regular demonstrations opposite the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s official residence. The consequences of the order were rather dramatic.
Die Demonstranten versammelten sich vor der Residenz des Ministerpräsidenten in Jerusalem. Dabei schwenkten sie Plakate mit Aufschriften wie „Du bist korrupt, wir haben genug von Dir“ und „Wo bleibt die Moral?“
Auch in Tel Aviv gingen tausende Menschen gegen Netanjahu auf die Straße.
Thousands of protesters held anti-government demonstrations on Saturday in Jerusalem in front of the Prime Minister’s Residence, in Caesarea in front of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s private home, and at some 250 intersections throughout the country.
In Jerusalem, over five thousand protesters gathered on Balfour Street, across from Netanyahu’s official residence. A group of some 20 right-wing activists participated in a counter-protesting nearby.
Fences and roadblocks were placed Thursday night around Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s private house in Caesarea, as well as around all houses adjacent to his home, Hebrew-language outlet Walla News reported.
A counter-protest by Netanyahu supporters drew some 200 Likud activists nearby, joined by a few dozen La Familia members. When the right-wing protest dispersed, the La Familia members allegedly split up into a number of groups and began wandering the nearby streets and looking for the left-wing protesters. In at least five cases, according to protesters’ allegations, they physically attacked demonstrators, and in many other cases cursed and insulted activists – focusing mostly on women. They also sang songs denouncing former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who was assassinated by a right-wing extremist in 1995.
Police arrested 55 demonstrators Thursday night as thousands of anti-government protesters gathered outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s official residence in Jerusalem, calling for his resignation over his corruption charges and what they call a mismanagement of the coronavirus crisis and assault on democracy.
Over a thousand protesters are demonstrating Saturday evening outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyhau’s official residence in Jerusalem, calling for his resignation over his corruption charges for the fourth time this week.
Police have closed the central thoroughway of Jaffa street to traffic and erected barriers to prevent protesters from nearing Netanyahu’s residence.
‚We’re young and no longer willing to shut up and be nice,‘ says one of the thousands of demonstrators who turned up near the Prime Minister’s Residence angry and bold
Thousands of Israelis protested outside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s residence in Jerusalem on Tuesday (July 14), demanding his resignation over what they say has been an inept government response to the coronavirus crisis as well as his corruption trial.
Israeli police have clashed with protesters outside Benjamin Netanyahu’s house, as the embattled prime minister faces heightened criticism for alleged corruption and his government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis.
Jerusalem municipal officials, accompanied by police, arrived outside the premier’s residence and began to dismantle tents of a protest camp that had been erected weeks ago by people calling for Netanyahu to resign.
Thousands demand Netanyahu’s resignation over corruption charges ■ Man suspected being undercover police officer beaten by protesters
Around 2,000 protesters arrived at the rally under the moniker “Bastille Day,” named after the July 14th French National Day which commemorates the storming of a grand fortress — an event that launched the French Revolution in 1789.
Netanyahu has been drawing criticism not only for his alleged misconduct in the three corruption cases against him, but also for his attacks on the attorney general, the media, law enforcement and the judiciary in his arguments that the charges against him are baseless.
Protesters have also demanded further investigation into allegations of impropriety in the purchase of submarines from Germany.
For the second consecutive day, police and city inspector cleared out a protest encampment across the street from the Prime Minister’s Residence in Jerusalem. Law enforcement confiscated equipment and clashed with protesters; two of whom were wounded and taken to the hospital.