Israeli turmoil alarms business leaders: There’s ‘fear over what happens next’

Protesters gather outside Israel’s Parliament in Jerusalem on March 27, 2023, amid calls for a general strike against the hard-right government’s controversial push to overhaul the justice system. , Afp | Getty Images Israel is in a cooling off period after weeks of intense protests by vast segments of the population over a plan that … Read more

Israeli govt delays disputed judiciary bill as protests rage – Times of India

JERUSALEM: PM Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday delayed a decision on bitterly contested plans for a judicial overhaul amid fears that Israel‘s worst national crisis in years could fracture his coalition or escalate into violence. It was unclear how far the bill’s delay to next month’s new parliamentary session, after mass protests and growing labor strikes, … Read more

Netanyahu suspends judicial overhaul after day of Israeli turmoil | News24

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided to suspend his plans to overhaul Israel’s judiciary until parliament returns after the break for the Passover holiday. The decision followed the sacking of Defense Minister Yoav Gallant after warning the divisions caused by the plans had affected the military and were threatening national security. His dismissal by Netanyahu led … Read more

Israel’s Netanyahu delays controversial judiciary overhaul after mass protests

Protesters shout slogans outside Israel’s parliament in Jerusalem amid ongoing demonstrations and calls for a general strike against the hard-right government’s controversial push to overhaul the justice system, on March 27, 2023. (Photo by HAZEM BADER / AFP) /AFP via Getty Images) Hazem Bader | Afp | Getty Images Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on … Read more

Israel PM Netanyahu delays judicial overhaul after protests

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced that a controversial plan to overhaul the country’s judiciary will be delayed after months of protests, growing labor strikes and opposition from within his own government. “When there’s an opportunity to avoid civil war through dialogue, I, as prime minister, am taking a time out for dialogue,” Netanyahu … Read more

Here’s Israel’s judicial proposal that drew people to protest

EXPLAINER Reports that PM Netanyahu will halt his plans, after weeks of protests and the sacking of his defense minister. The Israeli government is in crisis due to divisions over controversial plans to overhaul the country’s judicial system. Tens of thousands of Israelis took to the streets yet again on Sunday night in unprecedentedly large … Read more

Israeli president urges halt to judicial overhaul after protests | News24

Following a night of protests in Israel, Israeli President Isaac Herzog urged the government to halt its bitterly contested judicial overhaul. The warning followed Netanyahu’s announcement that he had dismissed Defense Minister Yoav Gallant. A day earlier, Gallant had made a televised appeal for the government to halt its flagship overhaul of the judicial system. … Read more

Benjamin Netanyahu faces an even broader revolt after firing his defense minister for breaking ranks. News24

On Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired his defense minister. Yoav Galant had called for a pause in the judicial reform process that has seen three months of mass demonstrations. His dismissal saw the storming of Netanyahu’s home, the resignation of Israel’s consul-general in New York, and promises by labor unions and opposition parties … Read more

UN commission ends hearings on rights abuses in Israel, Palestine

A United Nations independent commission of inquiry has held a second series of public hearings as part of its mandate to investigate human rights violation in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. The five-day hearings in Geneva, which ended on Friday, focused on the shrinking space for civil society and on attacks against human rights … Read more

Jordan parliament votes to recommend expelling Israeli ambassador

The recommendation is in protest against the actions of Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich. The parliament of Jordan has voted to recommend the expulsion of Israel’s ambassador to Amman from the country in protest against the behavior of a minister in Israel’s far-right government, who stirred controversy earlier this week after he denied the existence … Read more

Knesset votes to allow Israelis to resettle evacuated outposts

The amendment could see Israelis resettle four outposts in the northern occupied West Bank evacuated in 2005. The Israeli government has greenlighted an amendment that would allow Israelis to resettle four illegal settlements in the northern occupied West Bank that were evacuated in 2005. The second and third readings of the legislation were passed late … Read more

An ICC warrant against Putin is good – and hypocritical

As faithful readers of this column may know, I write a lot about hypocrisy. Sometimes, it disappoints me. Sometimes, it offends me. Sometimes, it angers me. But state-sanctioned duplicity, in particular, never surprises me. Still, I try to call it out wherever and whenever I see and hear it, if only to let the hypocrites … Read more

Netanyahu pushes back Israel judicial changes deadline

Critics have accused Israeli PM Netanyahu of trying to curb independence of the courts. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced a softening of his hard-right government’s judicial changes planan apparent concession to more than two months of unprecedented nationwide protests and misgivings voiced by Western allies. Wielding a parliamentary majority, Netanyahu had looked set … Read more

Israelis, Palestinians agree on steps to curb rising violence

Talks in Egypt stressed the need to prevent any disruptive actions at Jerusalem’s holy sites during Ramadan. Israeli and Palestinian officials have agreed at a meeting in Egypt to take steps to lower tensions ahead of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, The talks in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on Sunday … Read more

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