Israelis are protesting the hardline policies of the ultra-conservative government, including the planned changes to the justice system, in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Haifa.
On Saturday, tens of thousands of Israelis protested once more against the government of Benjamin Netanyahu’s proposal to weaken the judicial system.
In addition to New York, there were demonstrations in a number of other cities inside the nation, including Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Haifa.
At 19:00 (17:00 GMT), there were two demonstrations in Tel Aviv; one started on Kaplan Street and the other at Habima square from the afternoon, traffic was prohibited on some streets in and around the city.
At 19:30, demonstrations began in front of the president’s home in Jerusalem.
Following a cancellation of his scheduled appearance at the Haifa event, opposition leader Yair Lapid is now at the Jerusalem demonstration.
On Saturday, according to the police, there were 12,000 protesters in Haifa and 40,000 in Tel Aviv.
In the southern city of Be’er Sheva, there were hundreds of protesters present.
According to the Times of Israel, several hundred protesters gathered in New York City to oppose the planned judicial reform of Netanyahu’s administration.
Israeli flags and signs that read “Democracy now and for all” and “Fascism is not OK” were carried by the crowd in Washington square Park.
The crowd chants, “From the river to the sea, all people must be free,” as speakers address them in both Hebrew and English. ”
Hardliners all over the Government
Under the banner of “saving democracy,” protests were organized in Israel in opposition to the ultra-conservative government’s hard-line policies, which include proposed changes to the nation’s justice system.
A recently proposed reform that would permit parliament to overrule rulings by the Supreme Court is a major source of worry for opposition groups. Analysts have cautioned that a program like this could potentially allow lawmakers to uphold any annulment of the corruption charges against Netanyahu that are currently being tried.
The first Israeli prime minister to be charged while in office is Benjamin Netanyahu.
The allegations of bribery, fraud, and breach of trust against him are denied. After winning the election on November 1, he took office late last month, leading a coalition that included a politician who admitted tax evasion last year and a number of far-right figures, including one who once kept a portrait of a man who murdered numerous Palestinian worshipers in his home.
The state’s police chief was instructed to enforce a directive to remove Palestinian flags from public spaces earlier this month by the newly appointed national security minister, Itamar Ben-Gvir, a day after one was flown at an earlier anti-government demonstration in Tel Aviv.