WATCH: Arab Worker: “They Paid Me NIS 300 To Protest Outside The Knesset”

Israelis protest against plans by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new government to overhaul the judicial system, near the Knesset, Israel's parliament in Jerusalem, Monday, Feb. 20, 2023. (AP Photo/Ohad Zwigenberg)

Thousands of Israelis protested against the judicial reform and the “end of democracy” outside the Knesset on Monday night.

However, various videos published on social media of protestors being interviewed showed that many of them had no idea of what the judicial reform entails. One teenage protester told Kan News that the laws dictate that “the government will decide who’s in the Knesset and whoever opposes the laws they propose will go to jail.”

Additionally, a video posted by Chareidi journalist Ariel Elharar showed that not all the participants in the protest were even “authentic” protesters.

Elharar wrote: “Yesterday at the offices of Refuah and Simcha [a chessed organization] in Jerusalem, the Arab janitor didn’t show up. When one of the employees asked him today why he didn’t come yesterday, he replied that he received NIS 300 to participate in the left-wing protest in front of the Knesset and shout: ‘We don’t want Netanyahu, we don’t want Ben-Gvir.'”

Someone responded to the post by commenting: “I was offered NIS 400 to go to the protest. Someone in Ra’anana asked me and someone else if we were going to the protest. I said ‘no’ and he said ‘come for NIS 400’ but I said ‘no.’ The guy next to me continued talking to him.”

The New Israel Fund, a US-based left-wing NGO, has admitted to financially backing anti-Netanyahu protests in Israel.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. Where are does leftist that make a big fas that Netanjahu is corrupt. The left is corrupt how you can see,paying people to protest this is allowed. And what does the leftist big mouth Lapid say to this? Keeps quitte because he is supporting all those corrupt people.A shame of this so called jewish state

  2. Even the real protesters don’t really know what’s undemocratic for the Knesset to decide on laws and not unelected supreme judges. Also what’s undemocratic about having some judges to represent the growing right wing, religious and traditional majority?

  3. Thank you Mr. Lapid for helping with siding and encouraging with the BDS and “Peace Now” so we can have a speedy destruction of the Enemy of Jews and the Land.
    Haman Harasha’s plans were totally usurped.