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Protests in Israel against judicial reform intensify

Thousands of Israelis returned to the streets on Thursday to protest the government’s plans to radically change Israel’s judicial authority structure which would limit the power of the Supreme Court of Justice. The rallies were held under the banner of "escalating resistance".

On Wednesday, President Herzog presented a modified plan to reform the judiciary, after the original plan presented by the government sparked uproar amongst Israeli society. Although the head of the Israeli opposition, Yair Lapid, agreed to the proposal, the Israeli government, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, rejected it.
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