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Huge protest in Israel over rightwing government’s judicial changes

By Bethan McKernan

23 Jan 2023 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

On Saturday, an estimated 100,000 people took to streets in Tel Aviv in what has been described by campaigners as a "fight for Israel's destiny." The Guardian provides some on the ground insights.

An estimated 100,000 people took to the streets of Tel Aviv on Saturday night in what protesters described as a “fight for Israel’s destiny” over sweeping judicial changes proposed by the new far-right government.

Israel’s longtime prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, returned to office last month at the helm of a coalition of conservative and religious parties that make up the most right-wing government in the country’s history.

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