Hundreds of Thousands Take to the Streets, Vow Netanyahu’s ‘Pause’

Hundreds of thousands of Israelis protested against the far-right government’s judicial overhaul plan in some 150 locations across the country on Saturday, in a sign that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s announcement this week that he was temporarily suspending the legislation had not subdued opposition in the streets. Youth activists burning conscription warrants at the demonstration…

President Herzog Meets with Hadash-Ta’al for Judicial Reform Negotiations

President Isaac Herzog met Wednesday with representatives of several opposition factions as negotiations on the far-right government’s plans to radically remake the judicial system entered a second day. President Isaac Herzog meets with representatives of Hadash-Ta’al at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem, March 29, 2023 (Photo: GPO) Herzog held talks with Hadash-Ta’al, Labor and Ra’am…

Hundreds of Thousands Join Nationwide Protests, Declare ‘Week of Paralysis’

Amid massive protests throughout Israel on Saturday night against the far-right government’s judicial overhaul push, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant called on demonstrators to halt their activities – and on his own governing coalition to stop the fascist legislation. Hadash demonstrators among Anti-Occupation Bloc activists marching in Tel-Aviv with red and Palestinian flags, Saturday evening, March…

Undercover Cops Infiltrating Protests in Israel

Undercover police officers are posing as protesters at rallies against the government overhaul in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem to collect information on those attending the demonstrations, the Haaretz daily reported. The report said protesters last week in Jerusalem noticed an undercover officer in their midst, carrying an Israeli flag, a symbol of the protest movement.…

‘Day of Escalating Resistance’ on Next Thursday

Hundreds of thousands of people rallied Saturday night across Israel in the tenth consecutive week of demonstrations against the far-right government. Organizers claimed around half a million turned out for the protests nationwide. Media estimated there were at least 200,000 in Tel Aviv alone. Hadash demonstrators (among them MKs Ofer Cassif and Ayman Odeh) and…

New ‘Disruption Day’ Called for Thursday

Protest leaders announced that Thursday, March 9 would serve as the next “day of disruptions” around Israel — a repeat of events this past Wednesday when protests and road blockages took place throughout the country with violence between police and some protesters in Tel Aviv. The “Anti-Dictatorship Day” will be held in dozens of locations…

Israelis Gather in Masse to Protest for Democracy

Hadash leaders denounced the government on Tuesday after the far-right coalition led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu passed, in the first of its three readings, a milestone bill in the divisive effort to overhaul Israel’s judiciary. The government celebrated the effort after the legislation passed by a vote of 63-47 with no abstentions. Some lawmakers,…