Massive protests continue to take place in Tel Aviv on Saturday as Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant called for halting government plans for judicial overhaul.
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.
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."
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.
Protests take place in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Karmiel, with demonstrators waving Israeli and Palestinian flags and demanding PM Netanyahu abandon plans to clip judiciary's powers.
Critics say Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's reform would greatly weaken judicial independence in Israel, raising concern about the democratic health of the country.
Tens of thousands protest against PM Netanyahu's new far-right coalition and its plans to clip powers of Supreme Court that critics say will undermine democracy.
Those shot dead include two men, aged 72 and 61, and a 16-year-old boy, Palestine's officials and medics say, with scores wounded in violent Israeli attack on occupied West Bank city.
The announcement was made on Wednesday in a joint statement by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Chadian President Mahamat Deby.
Israelis flock to Tel Aviv and other cities to protest against judicial reform plans by PM Benjamin Netanyahu's far-right government that protesters say will threaten democracy and promote corruption.
Tens of thousands of Israelis gather in Tel Aviv to protest plans by PM Benjamin Netanyahu's far-right government to overhaul judicial system, measures that opponents say are undemocratic and enable more corruption.
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