Protests in Israel: Thousands demonstrate against Netanyahu’s court reform
- March 19, 2023
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Tens of thousands of Israelis have again taken to the streets in nationwide protests against the government’s plan to limit the powers of the Supreme Court.
This is the 11th week of mass demonstrations as opponents of the reforms accuse right-wing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of undermining judicial independence.
Mr Netanyahu, who is on trial on corruption charges, says his goal is to restore the balance of power between the government and Israel’s highest court.
The escalating protests have impacted the economy, leading to threats by some military reservists to defy call-up orders.