Thousands Protest In Israel Over Netanyahu Government

Tens of thousands protested in Israel this weekend  over the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plan to make changes to the country's Supreme Court and other democratic institutions.

  • The plan was announced less than two weeks after Netanyahu’s conservative government took office.
  • As many as 80,000 people protested in Tel Aviv, and thousands of others rallied outside president’s residence in Jerusalem.
  • Marches were also held in other cities across Israel, including in the northern city of Haifa.
  • The government’s plan calls for limit the Supreme Court’s authority to review laws and strike them down.