After Midnight, Netanyahu Left the Official Residence. Outside, These People Celebrated

Anshel Pfeffer
Anshel Pfeffer
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Toward the end of Shabbat, around 70 people stood on a sidewalk in central Jerusalem imploring the leader of the Knesset opposition to leave. At the time, no one knew for sure whether or not he already had.

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.

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