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Israeli protests shake Netanyahu’s social media empire

With so many top high-tech Israeli figures leading the anti-judicial overhaul movement, social media wizard Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reason to worry.
 A print house worker rolls up a Likud party election campaign poster that shows former Israeli Prime Minister and Likud Party leader Benjamin Netanyahu on October 19, 2022 in Rosh HaAyin, Israel. Legislative elections will be held in Israel on 1 November 2022 to elect the members of the twenty-fifth Knesset. (Photo by Amir Levy/Getty Images)

TEL AVIV — Yair Netanyahu, son of Israel’s incumbent prime minister, suggested on Wednesday that anti-judicial overhaul plan protests could be financed by foreign countries in an attempt to destabilize his father’s rule.

“So obvious that people are being paid to participate in this anarchy. Who is funding it all? The current assessments are that the anarchist demonstrations over the past two months cost half a billion shekels so far. Are foreign countries behind this money?” he tweeted. Yair Netanyahu then added documentation to prove his claim, without specifying the source.

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