Israeli protests target Netanyahu, visiting Pentagon chief at airport

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By Dedi Hayoun BEN GURION AIRPORT, Israel (Reuters) – Israelis protesting judicial reforms sought by the hard-right government threatened to converge on the country’s main airport on Thursday to disrupt a trip abroad by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as well as a visit by the U.S. defense secretary. Police were out in force in and around Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv, where Israeli media said Netanyahu and his retinue had come in the early morning in order to evade possible sit-down demonstrations on the highway from Jerusalem. Netanyahu’s spokespeople did not immediately comment on the …

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