Crowds fill the streets in Israel in anti-judicial reform protests

Saturday night 18 February — crowds fill the streets of Bet Shemesh.

Since early January, Israelis across the political spectrum have come out in droves. They are protesting the government’s proposed judicial overhaul that would limit the Supreme Court’s powers to rule against the legislature and the executive, and give lawmakers decisive powers in appointing judges. This proposed change to the law threatens to compromise civil liberties, and jeopardise the economy.

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