Estimated 50,000 Rally Against Netanyahu in Tel Aviv

Tens of thousands of Israelis rallied against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his ruling government in the nation’s capital of Tel Aviv on Saturday night as they decried the leader’s domestic policies and called for a peace agreement with the Palestinians who live in the occupied territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Government estimates put the rally at 40,000, but organizers and local media outlets expressed certainty the number was more than 50,000 people.

Less than two weeks from national elections on March 17, the protest rally held in Yitzhak Rabin Square is the largest showing of late from the nation’s left-leaning and more-centrist forces who criticize Netanyahu (known by his nickname ‘Bibi’) for the way his far-right Likud Party has ruled in recent years.

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