Thu 25 May 2023:
On Thursday, hundreds of reservist troops gathered outside the Jerusalem home of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to voice their displeasure with a court reform that they claim has harmed relations with Israel’s key partner, the United Stats, local media reported.
A group of protesters from a movement of reservists known as Brothers in Arms waved Israeli and US flags during the demonstration, claiming that Netanyahu was distancing from the country’s main ally, Washington, while Iran, Israel’s “arch-foe,” was “rushing” to obtain nuclear weapons, The Times of Israel reported.
Hundreds Of Protesters Gather Outside Netanyahu's Residence In Jerusalem pic.twitter.com/DyY5FCESUJ
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The newspaper also recalled that the Israeli prime minister had yet to receive an invitation from the White House to visit Washington since forming his government in December.
Two protesters were detained by police and taken in for questioning, the report added.
In late March, Netanyahu announced the suspension of the legislative process on judicial reform in order to negotiate and reach a compromise with its opponents. The decision came against the backdrop of nationwide protests against the reform, which have been ongoing for three months.
In spite of the delay, demonstrators are still out in the streets, worried that the reform will threaten Israel’s democracy and push the nation toward a social and constitutional crisis.
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