Tens of thousands fill Rabin Square for anti-Netanyahu rally

Israelis take part in a rally to ask for a change in the Israeli policy on March 7, 2015 on Rabin Square in Tel Aviv. Israelis go to the polls on March 17, in a vote that looks set to bring right wing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a fourth term in office. (photo credit: AFP/JACK GUEZ)
Ex-Mossad chief Dagan intensifies attack on PM as demonstrators pour into central Tel Aviv for ‘Israel wants change’ event

By Times of Israel staff

An estimated 40,000 demonstrators poured into Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square Saturday evening to take part in a rally calling for a change in government.

The plaza was filled with posters supporting the left-wing Meretz party and the center-left Zionist Union.

Former Mossad chief Meir Dagan headlined the speakers who took to the podium to address the teeming crowd. Having unleashed harsh criticism of the Netanyahu administration in an interview aired Friday, Dagan again attacked the prime minister, saying “we have a leader who fights only one campaign — the campaign for his own political survival.”

“In the name of this war, he is dragging us down to a bi-national state and to the end of the Zionist dream,” the former spy chief, 70, said of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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