Protests in Israel resume after president’s failure to mediate

Protesters wave Israeli flags and shout slogans as they walk along Ayalon main highway during a protest against the Israeli government's plan to reform the justice system, in Tel Aviv, Israel, 16 March 2023. EFE/EPA/ABIR SULTAN

Jerusalem, Mar 16 (EFE).- Hundreds of Israelis on Thursday hit the streets again to decry controversial judicial reforms a day after president Isaac Herzog proposed alternative changes that were rejected by the far-right government. The protests, which the organizers dubbed a “day of resistance to the dictatorship,” began early on the day in more than … Read more

Israel’s judicial reforms approved in first parliamentary hearing

Police tries to separate protesters who tied themeselves with plastic pipes and iron chains outside the Israeli Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem, 14 March 2023. EFE/EPA/ABIR SULTAN

Jerusalem, Mar 13 (EFE).- The Israeli parliament on Tuesday approved in an initial hearing a controversial bill that would allow a simple parliamentary majority to overturn Supreme Court rulings, a key element of a broader judicial overhaul that has sparked the country’s largest protests in decades. The so-called annulment clause was approved by 61 votes … Read more

Israeli gov’t steps up demolitions of Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem

Two girls play in the Jabal Mukaber neighborhood, in occupied East Jerusalem, 3 March 2023. EFE/ Joan Mas Autonell

By Joan Mas Autonell Jerusalem, Mar 3 (EFE).- Palestinian families watching on as bulldozers guarded by police demolish their homes has long been a common sight in East Jerusalem, but the frequency of forceful evictions has risen sharply since the right-wing Israeli government took power last year. That is what happened to Rateb Mater, a … Read more

Police fire tear gas, stun grenades to disperse crowd protesting reforms

Tel Aviv (Israel), 01/03/2023.- Police hold back demonstrators blocking the Ayalon Road in the city center during an anti-government protest in Tel Aviv, Israel, 01 March 2023. People have been protesting all over the country against the government's justice system reform. EFE/EPA/ABIR SULTAN

Tel Aviv/Jerusalem, Mar 1 (EFE).- Several people were arrested in Israel on Wednesday during another round of mass protests against prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s proposed judicial reforms. Waving Israeli flags and banners calling for “democracy”, demonstrators in several Israeli cities blocked roads and disrupted trains in what they described as another “day of rage” against … Read more