Netanyahu opponents send him moving truck

Rivlin worried next election will be too soon.

By GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
February 17, 2015 20:45
1 minute read.
V-15 activists protest outside PM residence.

V-15 activists protest outside PM residence. . (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

A moving van arrived near Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s official Jerusalem residence on Tuesday, just in case he will be vacating it in the March 17 election.

The truck, along with plenty of cardboard boxes, were sent by V15, an organization funded by left-wing American Jews that is working to defeat Netanyahu. V15 activists protested outside the Prime Minister’s Residence hours before State Comptroller Joseph Shapira released a report about exorbitant expenses there.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


“He will have to move in a month, so we came to help him,” said V15 protester Hagai Hirschfeld. “Bibi’s lived here too long. We have already packed his corruption, his indecision, and his lies, so all he has to do is stand up and leave.”

Hirschfeld mocked the comptroller’s report by telling the volunteers to be careful when moving the boxes, which he said could be full of expensive items. He told them to chant louder so Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, would hear that she would soon live in their other homes in Jerusalem and Caesarea full time.

Several cars passed by and honked their approval. But there were also passers-by who heckled them.

“The protest won’t help – Netanyahu will live here for another four years,” a senior citizen from Chicago named Bill shouted at them. “You’re making a joke out of an election when we are surrounded by countries that want to kill us.”

The Labor Youth organization also put out a video poking fun at the Netanyahus. In the clip, activists are shown raising money from people on the street to help fund the prime minister’s household expenses.



“Their house is coming apart,” the activists tell the people. “Five million shekels isn’t enough for them to get by. Please help this needy family by contributing to them.”

The Zionist Union unveiled its negative campaign under the slogan “Nine years of nothing. You failed! Go home!” Meanwhile, President Reuven Rivlin expressed concern about chronic political instability in Israel.

“We could end up in a situation that, God forbid, would mean going to elections again in a year or a year and a half,” he said.

Related Content

Gideon Sa'ar
March 24, 2015
Sa'ar says national unity government is 'still on the table'

By JPOST.COM STAFF