Thousands of demonstrators rallied in Tel Aviv on Saturday against moves by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to secure immunity from prosecution on fraud and bribery charges in the coming months.
Saturday’s demonstrations were the first held by opposition parties since Netanyahu’s election victory five months ago.
Organisers said that tens of thousands attended the protests, but no officials figures were released by police.
Netanyahu is accused of having received gifts from wealthy businessmen and of dispensing favours to try to get positive press coverage.
He has claimed that he is a victim of a ‘left wing witch-hunt’.
Netanyahu is yet to form a government despite having held weeks of talks with potential coalition partners, with the deadline this Wednesday 29th May.