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    Israelis take part in a demonstration titled the March of Shame, as they protest against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and government corruption in the coastal city of Tel Aviv on December 23, 2017

    Thousands of Israelis Rally Against Corruption After Netanyahu's Scandal (VIDEO)

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    On the evening of January 13, people in Tel Aviv, Afula and some other cities protested alleged "corruption in government institutions.

    In Tel Aviv, the rally was held on Rothschild Boulevard, opposite the house of business mogul Cobi Maimon.

    A scandalous recording of a conversation between Yair Netanyahu, the son of the Prime Minister Netanyahu, and the son of Kobi Maimon was published last week and became the main motive of the rally in Tel Aviv.

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    Approximately 2,500 people took part in the Tel Aviv rally. A few dozen supporters of the prime minister held a demonstration in support of Netanyahu nearby.

    Afull also hosted an "anti-corruption rally," which was attended by approximately 400 people. 300 people gathered in Haifa.

    ​Netanyahu is accompanied by a delegation of over 100 businessmen, which will visit several Indian regions. The trip comes as a response to the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Israel in July 2017, which marked the first visit of an Indian prime minister to the country.

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    Netanyahu is expected to hold bilateral talks with Modi, Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj; and to participate in business forums and meetings with the representatives of film making industry and Jewish community in the country.

    The both sides will sign agreements on cooperation in the oil and gas industry, aviation, cybersecurity, development of direct investment and film making.


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