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Israelis block roads as Netanyahu rejects judicial overhaul compromise

Rallies across Israel continue for the 10th week in a row against the government’s judicial overhaul plan, after the coalition rejected a compromise suggested by the president.
Demonstrators confront Israeli mounted policemen during a rally against the government's controversial judicial overhaul bill in Tel Aviv on March 16, 2023. (Photo by JACK GUEZ / AFP) (Photo by JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images)

Protesters across Israel are demonstrating on Thursday morning against the government's judicial overhaul plan, in a third "day of disruption."

Demonstrations are taking place only hours after President Isaac Herzog unveiled his compromise outline for the judicial reform, compiled after long weeks of consultations in an attempt to resolve the crisis. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other senior coalition partners rejected Herzog’s framework quickly, claiming it was designed to appeal to the center-left camp.

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