Israeli divisions over coalition government's judicial reform plan widen as tens of thousands protest while right-wing PM Benjamin Netanyahu pledges to restore unity.
Israel's parliament ratifies law limiting the circumstances in which a prime minister can be removed, a move critics say is meant to shield the incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu from any fallout from his corruption trials.
Israeli military acknowledges it made a "mistake" in launching secretive influence campaign in an abortive attempt to improve Israeli public's view of army's performance in the war.
The legislation passed in 2005, barred Israelis from residing in areas of the occupied West Bank, but the amendment, approved last night, permits Israelis to return to these sites near the city of Nablus.
US President Joe Biden says the planned reforms, which have triggered 11 straight weeks of protests, must respect what he calls core democratic values.
Israelis pack streets of cities and towns in nationwide demonstrations, now in their 11th week, against plans by extreme right-wing government to curtail Supreme Court's powers.
Tens of thousands gather in Tel Aviv, West Jerusalem and Haifa to denounce proposed judicial reforms aimed to weaken Supreme Court as PM Benjamin Netanyahu shuns President Isaac Herzog's compromise on controversial reforms.
Ehud Olmert, who served as premier from 2006-2009, says he is aware his call "is quite extraordinary" but the situation calls for it, adding "I think the present government of Israel is simply anti-Israeli."
Letter addressed to German and British envoys urges both countries to cancel upcoming visits by PM Netanyahu because of his plans to turn judiciary into a rubber stamp entity.
The deaths bring to 80 the number of Palestinians killed since the start of the year, as Israel has stepped up arrest raids in the West Bank.
Nationwide demonstrations against the far-right Israeli government enter their 10th week as the push to curb the Supreme Court's powers head toward ratification.
The Israeli army chief has expressed his concerns about the growing threat of reservist walkouts over the judicial overhaul plans of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government.
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