Netanyahu rejects early elections amid anti-gov’t protests

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
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TEL AVIV — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected the idea of early elections on Saturday, as thousands of Israelis gathered in Tel Aviv to protest against the government, Al-Mamlaka TV reported. اضافة اعلان

During a press conference, Netanyahu responded to the calls within the Likud party for early elections immediately after the end of Israel’s war on the Gaza Strip, "The last thing we need now is elections and dealing with elections because they will immediately divide us... We need unity now.”

Opinion polls indicate a decline in Netanyahu's popularity since October 7, 2023. While anti-government protests significantly subsided during the war, protesters returned to the streets of Tel Aviv on Saturday evening, calling for early elections. However, Israel will not hold elections before 2026.

Local media reported that the protesters, numbering only a few thousand, were much fewer than those who participated in the massive protests in 2023.

A protester said, "I want to say to the government, you had your time and destroyed everything you can destroy. Now is the time for the people to correct all these things, all the bad things you have done."

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