The public protest was the first for Blue and White leader and former military chief Benny Gantz, Labor's Gen. (res.) Tal Russo and others who probably felt far more at home at the IDF headquarters across the street, a place that was the center of their world for many years.
The organizers were wrong to choose such a small venue, which quickly filled up with crowds spilling into the surrounding streets, mostly made up of older, Ashkenazi demonstrators.
Many of the demonstrators have taken to the streets before, calling Netanyahu 'crime minister' and chanting he must be jailed in protests organized by his former employee Meni Naftali and fringe politicians.
This time the crowd was led by major political parties united in their effort to foil any legislation to protect Netanyahu from prosecution - constituting a parliamentary, social and even judicial force to be reckoned with though their fight might take months.
Unless of course, Netanyahu fails to form his new coalition by the May 28 deadline. If that scenario plays out, all these hard-right, questionable pieces of legislation will fall by the wayside.
The key, and not for the first time, is in Avigdor Liberman's hands. He is no political strategist; he is more of a poker player who is currently revelling in his win-win position tremendously.
If the Ultra-Orthodox parties agree to Liberman's terms to accept the controversial Haredi draft bill as proposed by the Defense Ministry, he will be credited with standing up to the religious parties, while Netanyahu will be seen as having given in to all of their demands.
Alternatively, if the ultra-Orthodox parties stand firm and new elections are called, Liberman will be running as the champion of secular Israelis. Perhaps he will team up with outgoing Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, who is popular among her electorate, and others on the right who wish to curb Orthodox legislation.