Israeli protesters return to streets
Israeli protesters return to streetsApril 02, 2023 11:51
Israelis opposed to their far-right government flooded the streets in protest Saturday, turning out in force for the first major demonstration since Benjamin Netanyahu, the country’s prime minister, announced a pause to legislation that would overhaul the judiciary earlier this week.
Protesters showed up at more than 100 locations, according to the organizers, including in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, where they hoisted Israeli and American flags. The U.S. flags were a nod to President Biden’s public opposition to the proposed legislation, which, if passed, could give the government a greater say in judicial appointments, including to the Supreme Court and those presiding over Netanyahu’s corruption trial. The Supreme Court in Israel provides the sole check on legislative and executive power.