Growing Calls for Political Change in Israel Amid War on Hamas



Four months into Israel’s conflict with Hamas, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces declining popularity as calls for political change grow louder. Despite widespread support for the continuation of the war, an increasing number of Israelis are protesting against the current government, demanding new elections and a reshuffling of the political system. The protests, which are becoming larger and louder each week, focus on several issues, including the handling of the war, security failures associated with the October 7th terrorist attack, and the prioritization of a hostage deal to return captives held in Gaza.

  • Israel has been at war with Hamas for four months, leading to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s sinking popularity.
  • Despite general support for the war, many Israelis are protesting for political change, advocating for new elections and a return of the mandate to the people.
  • Critics blame Netanyahu for security failures linked to the October 7th terrorist attack and argue that Israel’s security has been profoundly undermined during his tenure.
  • A new cross-party movement has emerged, calling for all political parties to come together and decide on the timing of the next election, citing the dramatic changes since October 7th.
  • Protesters demand the government prioritize the return of hostages held in Gaza, emphasizing the importance of valuing life over death and the need for a deal with Hamas.

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