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News and updates about protests

'A government that will not obey the court is illegal'

Protests against judicial reform continued across Israel for the 32nd week in a row.

'A government that will not obey the court is illegal'

Protest convoy demands release of man who murdered soldier

The protest calls for security prisoner Walid Daka to be released for cancer treatments.

Protest convoy demands release of man who murdered soldier

Residents of vacation town concerned over Netanyahu's vacation

Residents of Ramot express concern that PM Netanyahu's vacation in their town may lead to harm for agriculture, tourism, businesses.

Residents of vacation town concerned over Netanyahu's vacation

The Moment of Truth in Iran has arrived

There is no hope for the nuclear deal revival, while Iran's mullahs are just waiting to crush protests. Op-ed.

The Moment of Truth in Iran has arrived

Protests in front of INN conference at Waldorf Astoria hotel

Demonstrators against the judicial reform gathered in front of the hotel ahead of a conference with several coalition politicians.

Protests in front of INN conference at Waldorf Astoria hotel

'Police are preventing protesters from utilizing basic rights'

Organizers of anti-government protests petition Supreme Court, demanding access to village where PM Netanyahu is vacationing.

'Police are preventing protesters from utilizing basic rights'

Protester doctors vow not to work if govt. doesn't obey court

'White Coats' leaders say their doctors will not come to hospitals to work if Supreme Court's rulings on Basic Laws are ignored.

Protester doctors vow not to work if govt. doesn't obey court

Protest organizers: 'We're vacationing with PM Netanyahu & Sara'

PM Netanyahu and wife Sara go on vacation - and anti-government protesters announce intention to join them.

Protest organizers: 'We're vacationing with PM Netanyahu & Sara'

Minister files Supreme Court petition against Attorney General

Negev and Galilee Min. Waserlauf petitions Supreme Court to end selective enforcement by Attorney General Baharav-Miara.

Minister files Supreme Court petition against Attorney General

Religious reporter attacked at anti-gov't protest

Channel 13 News reporter Meir Marciano attacked while covering demonstration in Tel Aviv: They assumed I was from Channel 14.

Religious reporter attacked at anti-gov't protest

'I acted with restraint, the boy spat in my face'

One of the policemen questioned over alleged violent arrest of 18-year-old during anti-government protest describes incident.

'I acted with restraint, the boy spat in my face'

Congress resolution would back anti-gov't protesters in Israel

Group of Democratic lawmakers advancing official congressional resolution in support of Israel's protest movement against judicial reform.

Congress resolution would back anti-gov't protesters in Israel

Former Bank of Israel Governor: It's time to stop

Former Bank of Israel Governor Jacob Frenkel speaks at anti-reform protest in Tel Aviv.

Former Bank of Israel Governor: It's time to stop

Police prevent protesters from blocking Ayalon Highway

Thousands of anti-government protesters march towards Kaplan Junction. No significant clashes between protesters and police.

Police prevent protesters from blocking Ayalon Highway

Police accuse media of biased reports on anti-reform protests

Israel Police statements accuse media outlets of failing to report violence against officers in last night's protests.

Police accuse media of biased reports on anti-reform protests

Security officer fired during protest, may remain under arrest

Kibbutz Hatzerim stands behind security officer who fired into the air, cursed, during right-wing protest in southern Israel.

Security officer fired during protest, may remain under arrest

Gantz tweets against violence, Smotrich retweets

Benny Gantz condemns violence on both sides of the protests. Smotrich shares the former Defense Minister's words.

Gantz tweets against violence, Smotrich retweets

'Respect the right of peaceful assembly'

US comments on incidents of violence during protests against the judicial reform: There is a significant debate in Israel.

'Respect the right of peaceful assembly'

10 officers injured, water cannon used to disperse demonstrators

Protesters throw bottles at police officers. Demonstrators block Ayalon Highway, police use water cannon to disperse them.

10 officers injured, water cannon used to disperse demonstrators

Several injured after vehicle rams protesters

Police officers arrest driver who rammed into protesters, causing light injuries; MK Lapid blames ramming on 'direct incitement' by PM.

Several injured after vehicle rams protesters

Man who refused to serve in political protest is punished

Man who protested judicial reform by refusing to show up for reserve duty is tried and fined.

Man who refused to serve in political protest is punished

Watch: Clashes on Jerusalem highway

Clashes erupt between protesters and police on Begin highway in Jerusalem.

Watch: Clashes on Jerusalem highway

Pro-reform, anti-reform protestors shake hands in train station

Demonstrators from different sides reach out to each other at Tel Aviv train station.

Pro-reform, anti-reform protestors shake hands in train station

Demonstrators arrested after trying to block roads

Protesters continue to demonstrate, try to block roads in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Eight protesters arrested in clashes with police.

Demonstrators arrested after trying to block roads

'I'm working to achieve consensus on judicial reform'

Defense Minister confirms he is seeking compromises on Reasonableness Standard Bill following pilots' protest.

'I'm working to achieve consensus on judicial reform'

Survey shows split opinion on use of force against protesters

A new survey shows the nation split on whether police are using enough force to control the protests in Tel Aviv.

Survey shows split opinion on use of force against protesters

Ben-Gurion University refuses to allow pro-reform protest

The University allowed students to miss class for an anti-reform protest, but would not make the same accommodation for a pro-reform rally.

Ben-Gurion University refuses to allow pro-reform protest

Civilian who activated train's emergency brakes may face lawsuit

Transportation Ministry may file civil suit against civilian who activated train's emergency brakes during anti-government protest.

Civilian who activated train's emergency brakes may face lawsuit

Anti-government protest: Healthcare system holds partial strike

Healthcare system to strike for two hours in protest of judicial reform. Likud MK: 'They took thousands of doctors captive.'

Anti-government protest: Healthcare system holds partial strike

Clashes in Tel Aviv, Ben Gvir arrives at Ayalon Highway

Police say anti-government protesters endangering people's lives by blocking train doors and platforms. 45 arrested.

Clashes in Tel Aviv, Ben Gvir arrives at Ayalon Highway

Protester suffers injuries in accident as 19 arrested

In anti-gov't protest on highway, woman exits vehicle, is hit by passing vehicle. Police remove right-wing activists from near A-G's home.

Protester suffers injuries in accident as 19 arrested

Healthcare system to hold warning strike on Wednesday

Israel Medical Association says strike will be held as per emergency protocol, for a few hours and for non-urgent services.

Healthcare system to hold warning strike on Wednesday

Strengthening Israel’s enemies

Protest demonstrations are giving our enemies renewed motivation and hope. Op-ed.

Strengthening Israel’s enemies

Right-wing protesters demonstrate near Attorney General's home

Right-wing protesters demonstrated near the home of A-G Gali Baharav-Miara. Police arrived immediately, threatening to remove them by force.

Right-wing protesters demonstrate near Attorney General's home

Anti-government protesters attempt to disrupt train operations

Anti-government protesters block roads, protest at train stations; right-wing activists come out in counter-protest.

Anti-government protesters attempt to disrupt train operations

Clashes erupt as anti-government protesters block highway

Group of anti-government protesters tries to block highway by using barricades, sparking clashes.

Clashes erupt as anti-government protesters block highway

'We have an Attorney General who supports the protest'

Min. David Amsalem slams AG Baharav-Miara, says 'she's Attorney General for the protest, not for the government.'

'We have an Attorney General who supports the protest'

'Unthinkable' for group in military to threaten elected gov't

PM Netanyahu: 'In a democracy, the military is subject to the government, in a military regime, the government is subject to the army.'

'Unthinkable' for group in military to threaten elected gov't

'Police must prevent protests at train stations, no matter what'

Energy Min. demands police 'use all means necessary' to ensure freedom of movement for commuters.

'Police must prevent protests at train stations, no matter what'

'We won't volunteer if judicial reform moves forward'

Reservists from Sayeret Matkal commando unit announce plans to stop showing up for duty in protest against government’s judicial reform.

'We won't volunteer if judicial reform moves forward'

89 police files opened, 0 indictments

Police pass 89 files from anti-government protests to Prosecutor's Office, but so far there have been no indictments.

89 police files opened, 0 indictments

Protestors block roads near US embassy branch

Anti-govt. protestors accuse Netanyahu of harming US-Israel relationship, also protest outside Caesarea home.

Protestors block roads near US embassy branch

Watch: Dozens protest outside Prime Minister's Residence

'The reform begins and ends with Netanyahu,' Students Protest says.

Watch: Dozens protest outside Prime Minister's Residence

Protest leaders announce another day of disruption

Anti-judicial reform activists accuse govt. of bringing Israel 'closer to the abyss.'

Protest leaders announce another day of disruption

Protesters demonstrate in front of Ben Gvir at a restaurant

Demonstrators disrupt private meal of Minister Itamar Ben Gvir and his wife Ayala.

Protesters demonstrate in front of Ben Gvir at a restaurant

Right-wing protest moved away from Attorney General's home

Right-wing activists protest near Attorney General Baharav-Miara's home, are distanced from scene by police officers.

Right-wing protest moved away from Attorney General's home

'The demonstrators are protesting democracy'

MK Simcha Rothman says demonstrators either "don't know what they're talking about or are just trying to deceive the public."

'The demonstrators are protesting democracy'

Thousands demonstrate, singer Aviv Geffen detained

Protestors block roads in Tel Aviv as anti-judicial reform demonstrations continue. 120 demonstrators arrested.

Thousands demonstrate, singer Aviv Geffen detained

White House issues rare statement on protests in Israel

White House calls on Israel to "respect the right of peaceful assembly" amid protests against judicial reform.

White House issues rare statement on protests in Israel

Coca-Cola truck blocked over CEO's support for protests

Protest held outside Coca-Cola factory after CEO makes social media post in support of anti-government protestors.

Coca-Cola truck blocked over CEO's support for protests

Israeli influencer calls for end to protests

Influencer Natalie Dadon told protesters on Instagram: 'Stop, for the sake of everyone's sanity.'

Israeli influencer calls for end to protests

Thousands protest judicial reform at airport, 2 arrested

Protests over 'reasonableness standard' bill to continue well into the evening hours.

Thousands protest judicial reform at airport, 2 arrested

Protests at Ben Gurion airport were approved by Attorney General

A-G Baharav-Miara: 'Ben Gurion is a public space.' Transportation Min. Regev: 'Ben Gurion is not a mall, it is a strategic national asset.'

Protests at Ben Gurion airport were approved by Attorney General

Channel 14 reporter attacked, equipment stolen

Atti Shalev, a Channel 14 reporter who came to cover the protests in Tel Aviv, was attacked by protesters.

Channel 14 reporter attacked, equipment stolen

42 protesters arrested as protesters clash with police officers

Opponents of proposed judicial reform burn tires, light torches, and block emergency vehicles in 'Day of Disruptions.'

42 protesters arrested as protesters clash with police officers

Religious and secular Jews hold prayer 'protest' near MK's home

'Day of disruptions': Religious & secular Jews who oppose judicial reform hold morning prayers outside home of MK Danny Danon in Ra'anana.

Religious and secular Jews hold prayer 'protest' near MK's home

Watch: Protesters rush onto main highway

Opponents of Israel's judicial reform gather on the sides of the road & rush onto Route 1 to block vehicles the moment a giant sign is hung.

Watch: Protesters rush onto main highway

'Day of Disruption': Police evacuate 'Tent City'

Hundreds of protests blocked off a major junction in the center of the country, burning tires and obstructing traffic.

'Day of Disruption': Police evacuate 'Tent City'

IDF issues instructions to handle reservists who refuse to serve

For the first time, commanders have been given instructions on how to handle refusal to serve as part of a protest against the government.

IDF issues instructions to handle reservists who refuse to serve

Ministers demand A-G give answers on selective enforcement

Attorney General opposes Cabinet even discussing issue of selective enforcement against anti-judicial reform protests.

Ministers demand A-G give answers on selective enforcement