New evening of anti-government protests in Israel

Demonstration against the Israeli Prime Minister in Jerusalem on August 22, 2020. REUTERS / Ronen Zvulun

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In Jerusalem, protests led to clashes with police trying to disperse the protesters. But it is a real race against time for the Israeli government to find a solution to the political crisis. With a deadline: Monday at midnight.


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With our correspondent in Jerusalem, Michel Paul

Shame, shame, chant the demonstrators under the windows of the residence of Benjamin Netanyahu . In Jerusalem and Caesarea but also at the main crossroads and on bridges elsewhere in Israel, tens of thousands of people are protesting against the dysfunctions of the government and especially of those who run it. In Jerusalem, police attempted to forcibly disperse a parade of demonstrators through the streets of the city. There are several injured and numerous arrests.

We are determined to continue the fight to the end, affirms Yemima Arnon, who has participated in the demonstrations for 9 weeks: “  It is not the left or the right… Really, I want him to leave. He no longer functions as a prime minister. There is only one thing that interests him: it is his trial. He's a chronic liar. "

But the Israeli government faces another deadline: There are less than 48 hours left for the adoption of a new budget or a law granting it a new respite. And if this is not the case, only one way out of this political imbroglio: new elections. The fourth in just over a year.

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