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Winners, losers emerge after Israel’s Netanyahu suspends judicial overhaul

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the ultra-Orthodox parties and even the IDF are on the side of the losers now that the judicial overhaul has been postponed.
Ghiora Lehler, a 79-year-old veteran Israeli paratrooper, waves a national flag during a rally against the government's judicial reform bill.

JERUSALEM — Israel’s President Isaac Herzog invited representatives of the government coalition and the two main opposition parties for consultations Tuesday evening to explore possible compromises after the government suspended its proposed judicial overhaul plan.

The controversial changes, which have been denounced by opponents as a "coup," would give the Israeli Knesset (and thus the leading parties in the coalition) more power over the country's judiciary.

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