Right-wing politicians and organizations held a rally in Jerusalem on Wednesday night to protest the current government and its perceived left-wing policies.

The rally, which took place near the government compound at Cinema City, was publicized under the banner: “Israel is bleeding—we [must] bring back security!”

In addition to a number of other right-wing leaders who spoke, former prime minister and current leader of the opposition Benjamin Netanyahu said: “We will return Israel to a path of success and prosperity, to days of security and power. In the words of the prophet Isaiah: ‘He gives soul to the people, and a spirit to those who walk in it.’ ”

“The soul will win, the spirit will win, we will win!” he said to loud applause.

The message of the rally, attended by thousands, was further buoyed on Wednesday when coalition chairwoman and Yamina Knesset member Idit Silman confirmed her resignation and called for the establishment of a right-wing government.

The rally comes amid a wave of terrorism that left 11 Israelis murdered over the last two weeks.


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