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The angry divide in Israel over the rule of law and religion

By James Shotter, Andrew England

28 Feb 2023 · 10 min read

Editor's Note

As the most far-right government in Israel's history barrels ahead with judicial reforms, many Israelis fear their democracy is in peril, leading to large demonstrations. The FT reports.

“I am the Zionist dream!”

So said Ivo Spiegel, shouting with passion and fury above the din of drum beats and chants of “no to dictatorship” as Israelis gathered in Jerusalem to protest against prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government.

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