- Protests in Israel force government to pause judicial reforms.
- Demonstrations have been ongoing for the past 12 weeks.
- Pilots and officers in elite military reserve units threaten not to report for service.
- General strike shut ports and grounded flights at the main airport.
- Netanyahu backed down and announced a “timeout” for negotiations over the legislation.
The Economist — World — Judicial Reforms — Politics — Democracy — Protests
Mass protests force Israel’s government to pause its judicial reforms
The Israeli government pauses its judicial reforms after mass protests and a general strike. Pilots and officers in reserve units threaten not to report for service.