Thousands of citizens of Israel across the country took part on Saturday evening, November 7, in weekly protests against far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in plazas and on highway overpasses as well as outside the premier’s official Jerusalem residence. Several thousand people participated in marches through Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa and Caesarea. Members of Hadash and the Communist Party of Israel also set up protest points in Nazareth, Taybe, Sakhnin, Deir Hanna, Shefamr, Acre, Umm al-Fahem, Kafr Yasif and other Arab towns.
Outside the US consulate in Tel Aviv, protesters called: “Trump’s out and Bibi’s next,” in reference to the US president’s election loss to Joe Biden, forecast only hours earlier by American communications networks. Some participants expressed hope that Joe Biden’s victory in the US presidential race would bring changes in Israel as well.
The Black Flag protests movement reported 37 incidents of violence directed at protesters around the country, including various objects that were thrown at activists and a motorcycle driver who drove threateningly toward a crowd.