Demonstrators outside Petah Tikva police station, August 19, 2017. Ofer Vaknin

Protesters Are Rising Up Against Netanyahu - and Testing the Limits of Israel's Democracy

For 39 weeks, demonstrators have gathered near the home of the attorney general to protest his foot-dragging in corruption cases against Netanyahu. They say police activities, including the arrest of two organizers, have guaranteed a bumper crowd for Saturday's 40th protest

Israelis have a short enough weekend to begin with, given that Sunday is a regular workday in the country. But for these folks, it’s even shorter. On Saturday evenings, you won’t find them in movie theaters,...

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