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Netanyahu announces delay to judicial reform plan

By Bethan McKernan

27 Mar 2023 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

Israel's prime minister announced a delay to his controversial judicial overhaul after massive protests across the country. But the turmoil appears to be far from over. The Guardian has the latest.

Israel’s embattled prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has announced a delay to his far-right government’s proposals to overhaul the judiciary after 12 weeks of escalating political crisis.

Netanyahu said on Monday he would delay his flagship judicial changes to the next parliamentary session, saying he wanted to give time to seek a compromise over the contentious package with his political opponents.

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