Israel, officially known as the State of Israel, is a country in Western Asia. It is bordered by Lebanon to the north, by Syria to the northeast, by Jordan to the east, by the Red Sea to the south, by Egypt to the southwest, by the Mediterranean Sea to the west, and by the Palestinian territories — the West Bank along the east and the Gaza Strip along the southwest. Israel is a developed country with a population of over 9 million people as of 2022.
Thousands of people have taken to the streets across the Country to protest the impending reform of the Justice System by the Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. This reform seeks to give the government decisive control over the committee which appoints judges and is being frowned upon by the people of Israel, and the international committee.
According to BBC, the Prime Minister fired his defense minister, Yoav Gallant, after he spoke against the controversial plans to control the justice system, which led to the uproar that has been slowly gathering momentum.
The protests have taken various forms, from peaceful rallies to violent clashes with police. Some demonstrators have targeted Netanyahu’s residence, while others have evaded law enforcement and made their way to the Country’s parliament. The demonstrations have also highlighted the deep social and economic divisions in Israeli’s legislative arm.
As Israelis continue to demand accountability and transparency from their leaders, it is essential that their voices are heard, and their demands are met. Only then can Israel move forward as a unified and prosperous nation, one that is dedicated to upholding democratic values and promoting social justice for all.
Also, read about the recent protest in France over pension reforms.