Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu to visit UK as protests continue – BBC News

BBC News Mar 24, 2023 #Israel #BBCNews

Israel is experiencing an 11th week of mass anti-government protests, ahead of a trip to the UK by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Part of the demonstrations have been focused on embassies and the main airport, as Mr Netanyahu has paid a series of visits to European capitals amid growing political turmoil at home.

Protesters have been rallying against plans by his coalition of far-right and ultra-religious parties to limit the powers of Israel’s courts.

Critics believe this will muzzle legal protections and open the door to an authoritarian, demagogic state.

Mr Netanyahu has said the changes will “rebalance” the branches of government.

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